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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Satyr and Nymph
Alternate Title:
Gruppo con satiro e ninfa
Image View:
Detail, upper figure of nymph with restored (17th century) head
Creator:
after unknown Ancient Greek (sculptor); unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Nazionale Romano (Rome, Lazio, Italy) inv. 8576
Location Note:
via Sant’Apollinare, 46 (Palazzo Altemps); Boncompagni Ludovisi Collection
GPS:
41.901169 12.473062
Date:
Greek original, 2nd century BCE (other)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Greco-Roman; Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Subjects:
human figure; mythology (Classical)
Description:
Roman Imperial copy after a Greek Hellenistic original of the 2nd century BCE. The work depicts a lovers' quarrel between a satyr and nymph, who seeks in vain to free herself. Both heads are additions of the 17th century. The head of the satyr is believed to be a work by the young Bernini, probably inspired by the little satyr of the colossal group of Dionysus and the satyr from the Boncompagni Ludovisi Collection (inv. 8606). [Information from museum label.]
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A2-I-R-PAL-SN-A14
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Satyr and Nymph