11 December 2003
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Roman Period, Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Sculpted in high relief, depicting a satyr facing right, standing behind a parapet wall, his head raised, holding a flute in each hand, his hair adorned with a laurel wreath, wearing a classical himation over his left shoulder
25 in. (63.5 cm.) high
Kofler Collection, Lucerne, 1950s.
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It has been suggested that this relief originally belonged to a Roman temple at Oxyrhynchos in Upper Egypt.
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