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Statuette of a dancing Satyr
Sculpture
Roman copy, made in the 2nd century A.D., of a Greek original from the Hellenistic period
Luni marble

The young follower of Dionysus is shown playing the double flute and dancing on tiptoe. His motions generate a complex pose that suggests a spiral movement with cross-rotation of the different parts of the body. This finely crafted piece is a copy of the famous dancing satyr in the Borghese collection, itself a copy of a work by Lysippus or his milieu (late 4th century B.C.).

Provenance: Purchased in Rome
Inventory: Inv. MB 165

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