1st- 2nd Century A.D
Torso of a Satyr
a Roman depiction of Greek Dionysus, standing in contrapposto with his left arm raised, an animal skin draped across his right shoulder which reached diagonally across his left hip.
The piece is very similar, although mirrored in composition to the Farness Faun, kept in the Louvre (Ma664) and thought to be modelled after the Praxiteles original.
Masterpiece, London, 2017
Archéologie, Collection Pierre et Claude Vérité, Christie’s, Paris, 20 December 2011, Lot 78
Previously in the Private Collection of Pierre et Claude Vérité, Paris, originally acquired between 1930-1960.
Sold at: Archéologie, Collection Pierre et Claude Vérité, Christie’s, Paris, 20 December 2011, Lot 78 (accompanied by French Cultural Passport 132658).
With David Aaron.
Private Collection, Switzerland.