8 June 2004
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE DANCING SATYR
CIRCA MID 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Standing on a voluted finial, perhaps from a candelabrum, the right leg advanced, both legs bent as he leans back slightly, the right arm raised with his hand bent back, the palm up, the left arm extended behind with the palm out, depicted nude and ithyphallic, with prominent pointed ears, bulging eyes, pug nose and spade-shaped beard
5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm.) high
New York Private Collection.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1992 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. VII, part 2, no. 66).
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