2_Saint Petersburg Satyr
10_Satyr from House of the Vettii (Pompeii)
11_Musei di Villa Torlonia
12_Petworth House and Park
1_Capitoline SatyrSize: LifesizeHeight: 170.5 cmCat. Nr: 1Category: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Statue of Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: Formerly at Villa d’EsteProvenience: Current Location: Capitoline Museum, Hall of the GalatianSupports: tree begins as wider at the bottom, and narrows as it progresses towards the top. The bottom of the support is sculpted to imitate a tree hollow. Halfway between the strut that intersects the mid-thigh, there is another knobbly tree indention. Halfway between the strut that intersects the mid-thing and the top of the support there is a carved broken branch. The arm rests on the support, with the elbow bending at a firm ninety degree angle. The marble is roughly varigated on the outer edges, giving it more the look of tree bark.Struts: Strut is located in the mid-thigh area, is quite wide, and is sculpted to look like part of the tree. No break is visible on the right thigh, however, this may be due to the high degree of polishing. No break is noted in the restoration history.Museum URL: http://en.museicapitolini.org/collezioni/percorsi_per_sale/palazzo_nuovo/sala_del_gladiatore/statua_di_satiro_in_riposo
2_Saint Petersburg SatyrSize: LifesizeHeight: 186 cmCat. Nr: 2Category: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: N/A - Contacted MuseumProvenience: Current Location: Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage MuseumInv. No. Гр. 3058 / A.154.Supports: support is wider at the bottom, and narrows towards the top. The degree of widening is not as severe as in other copies. The pattern on the tree is similar to the Vatican copy, with a broken branch to the approximate left of the natural waist. The support height relative to the rest of the sculpture seems slightly lower than the Capitoline copy, since the arm of the figure rests below the support, and the elbow bends at an angle greater than ninety degrees.Struts: strut is located at the mid-calf, and is carved to resemble a branch.
3_Copenhagen SatyrSize: LifesizeHeight: 180 cm, 172 excluding the plinthCat. Nr: 3Category: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: The Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: Acquired in 1897 at the Palazzo Piombino-Boncompagni.Provenience: Found in the Gardens of SallustCurrent Location: Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekRestoration Notes: The head has been broken off, and part of the neck has been restored in plaster. Part of the panther skin at the back is missing, as are the left arm, the fingers of the right hand, the nose and parts of the plinth. The hair is chipped, as are the lips and the edge of the panther skin. The penis was applied but is now missing. There is a break in the right ankle and between the feet, part of the left shoulder together with the puntello to the panther’s paw behind his leg. Acquired in 1897 through the agency of Helbig from the major-domo at the Palazzo Piombino-Boncompagni in Rome; found behind the Palazzo on land belonging to the Villa Ludovisi, during the building of the stables for the American Embassy. Provenance is thus the Gardens of Sallust.F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 475; P. Gercke, Satyrn des Praxiteles (1968) 22, St. 2; E. Bartman, Miniature Copies: Copyist Invention in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods (1984) 53, note 2, 57, fig. 4 a-d, p. 328-331 (believes the copy is Flavian); eadem, Ancient sculptural Copies in Miniature, Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition XIX (Leiden 1992) 54, 60, fig. 9; M. Moltesen, in Horti Romani, BullCom Suppl. 6 (Rome 1998) 186, fig. 10. For the type, Vierneisel-Schlörb 1979, 352-363; J. Raeder, Die Antiken Skulpturen in Petworth House (Mainz 2000) 58-60.URL: http://ancientrome.ru/art/artworken/img.htm?id=4732Supports: support is wider at the base, and narrows at the top. Top of the support has an extruding branch that is broken off. Exterior of the support is unusually smooth compared to the other copies examined thus far.Struts: one located at mid-thigh and shaped like a branch, one located above the natural waist and attached to the support.
4_Capua_SatyrSize: LifesizeHeight: (without pedestal) 178 cm / width of the statue: 76 cm / height of the pedestal 8 cmCat. Nr: 4Category: SculptureMaterial: Carrara marbleName: Statue of Resting SatyrAcquisition Data / Origin: Santa Maria Capua Vetere, excavations of 2002 of the piazza 1 Ottobre.Current Location: Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Archaeological Museum of ancient CapuaSupports: support is wider at the base, and narrows at the top. Top of the support has an extruding branch that is broken off. Exterior of the support is unusually smooth compared to the other copies examined thus far.Struts: strut is rounded, but does not resemble a tree branch as with the other sculptures we’ve looked at.
5_Vatican SatyrScale: LifesizeHeight: 93.5 cmCategory: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: N/A*Current Location: Vatican Museum, Braccio NuovoSupport: not original to the sculpture.Strut: not original to the sculpture.
6_Glyptothek SatyrScale: LifesizeHeight: 170 cmCategory: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Leaning satyr, copy after a Praxitele's type. (ca. 320 BC). Acquisition Data: Formerly in Palazzo Ruspoli (Rome), acquired in 1812 for MunichCurrent Location: Glyptothek Museum, Munich, Germany - Room 5 (Saal der Eirene)Supports: one of the most detailed supports cataloged to date. Tree support is fully carved, and depicts a set of grapes dangling from beneath the figure's right hand. Tree hollow at the base of the support seems similar to the ones seen on the Capitoline and St. Petersburg copies.Struts: two; high hip and mid-calf. Carved to resemble branches. Additional Data:Photographer/source User:Bibi Saint-Pol, 2007-02-08URL: http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/LX/LeaningSatyrGlyptothekMunich228.html
7_LouvreScale: LifesizeHeight: 109 cmCategory: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Torso of the “resting satyr” typeAcquisition Data: N/A*Provenance: Imperial Palace, Palatine Hill, Rome (Italy) Support: not extantStrut: not extantFull Database Entry URL: Museum Catalog Entry URL: http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=20234&langue=en
8_Prado SatyrScale: LifesizeHeight: 190 cmCategory: SculptureMaterial: MarbleName: Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: N/A*Provenance: N/A*Support: much wider than most. Arm at almost less than ninety degree angle. Tree is quite detailed; style like the Glyptothek.Strut: one at the high thigh, thicker than most.Full Database Entry URL: Museum Catalog Entry URL:
9_Royal CastleScale: LifesizeDimensions: 179 x 57.5 x 42 [185 x 57.5 x 42] cm Category: SculptureMaterial: Marble (Kazimierz Michałowski identified the marble used to make the sculpture as being from Mount Pentelicus)Name: Satyr at RestAcquisition Data: The sculpture was formerly in the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. In 1928 is was transferred to Poland as compensation for Michał Ludwik Pac’s collection of antiquities, plundered by the Russians in 1831. Until 1939 it was exhibited at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, then stored for safekeeping at the National Museum in Warsaw. From 1953 on permanent exhibition in the department of ancient art. In 1988 it was returned to the Royal Castle in Warsaw.Provenance: Rome (Italy)Support: tree carving, wider at base, narrows towards the top. Resting arm at ninety degree angle, much like the Capitoline copy. Strut: mid-calf only, sculpted like a tree branch. Relatively wide compared to others in the series. Maybe because it is holding much of the weight.Full Database Entry URL: Museum Catalog Entry URL: http://kolekcja.zamek-krolewski.pl/en/obiekt/id/ZKW_1899ID number ZKW/1899
10_Satyr from House of the Vettii (Pompeii)The House of the Vettii is located on a back street, opposite a bar. The house is built round two compluviums, centers open to the sky, a dim atrium into which a visitor would pass, coming from a small dark vestibule that led from the street entrance, and beyond—perpendicular to the entrance axis—a daylit peristyle of fluted Doric columns surrounded on all sides by a richly frescoed portico, with the more formal spaces opening onto it. Servants' quarters are to one side off the atrium, arranged round a small atrium of their own. The major fresco decorations enliven the peristyle and its living spaces (oeci) and the triclinium or dining hall. The house had approximately 30 rooms. Stairways throughout the structure indicate that there was an upper level, however as with most Pompeian houses this was either destroyed in the eruption that destroyed the city, or decayed after it was left sticking above the ash that protected the ground floor. Most artifacts found from upper level rooms were toiletry items and jewelry, consistent with artifacts found in other Pompeian houses.In the entrance foyer the prosperous and almost life-size image of Priapus weighs his erection which protrudes from beneath his tunic against a bag overflowing with coins in a set of scales that he holds. This image has caused awkwardness when distinguished visitors have viewed the house. Throughout the house, the decor is unified by the black backgrounds of its large frescoed panels, in "Pompeiian" red and yellow framing, with fanciful architectural surrounds. Also throughout the house were images of hermaphrodites with the intention to ward off the Evil Eye of envy from those who entered the home. In one oecus, a frieze at sitting height, in monochrome against black grounds, show putti and infant psyches engaged in various trades, wine-making, goldsmithing or minting coins, perfume-pressing and similar occupations. The most richly-decorated room is a virtual picture gallery, with trompe l'oeil views of architecture.Mural of a flying figure in the House of the Vettii. Photograph taken circa 1900, before modern restoration.The peristyle was laid out symmetrically for an elaborate water display. It had basins and fountains where carved heads spat water into basins, and other sculpture, both marble ones of Bacchus and satyrs and Paris carrying a lamb and three bronzes of cupids, each holding a goose and a bunch of grapes. The statues were connected to lead piping and spouted water. There are 14 jets of water.
11_Musei di Villa TorloniaScale: Lifesize Height: 175 cm Category: Sculpture Material: Marble Name: Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: N/A* Provenance: N/A*Supports: rail straight. Shorter than several other supports, as the elbow bends at a greater than ninety degree angle. Across the front of the trunk are broken knobs of branches. They appear to all be of the same style, indented into a hollow. Photo from the back shows that these are not present on the back of the support.Struts: one; located at the mid-thigh. Almost certainly modern, as the shape is distinctly squarelike.
12_Petworth House and Park11. Petworth House and Park SatyrScale: Lifesize Height: 160 cm with supplementsCategory: Sculpture Material: Marble Name: Resting SatyrAcquisition Data: N/A* Provenance: N/A*Inventory ID: NT 486314
13_Berlin_Staatliche_Museen Scale: LifesizeHeight: 182 cmCategory: SculptureMaterial: MarbleAcquisition Data: N/AProvenance: Palazzo Sessoriano (Italien / Latium / Rom)Support: Strut:Full Database Entry URL: Museum Catalog Entry URL: http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=direct/1/ResultLightboxView/result.t1.collection_lightbox.$TspTitleImageLink.link&sp=10&sp=Scollection&sp=SfieldValue&sp=0&sp=0&sp=3&sp=Slightbox_3x4&sp=48&sp=Sdetail&sp=0&sp=F&sp=T&sp=54Museum Id No. SK 258
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