9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A ROMAN BRONZE SATYR
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The youthful figure depicted nude, standing in contrapposto with his right arm raised to his head, his head bent forward, with his narrow pointed ears emerging from his thick locks, the face with heavy-lidded eyes, a straight nose, and a small mouth
6 11/16 in. (17 cm.) high
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This statue is loosely based on a 4th century B.C. prototype by Praxiteles. For a similar example in marble, with a reverse thrust to the hip, see no. 66, pp. 272-273, in Pasquier and Martinez, Praxitèle.
French Private Collection, 1970.
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