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Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (Rome 1717 - 1799)

The plaster satyr comes from the Cavaceppi workshop.
The statue is missing the head, left forearm, calf, and much of the left foot. It shows a satyr advancing with dignity, carrying a goatskin on his left shoulder and a thyrsus in his right hand. His right leg rests on a richly decorated plaster projection.
This was a cast taken from a marble statuette in Villa Albani. Stylistically it is linked to the dancing satyrs of the Hellenistic world, a typology that came into existence in the second half of the second century BC, and associated by its refined smoothness to the Neo-Attic creations of the first century BC.

Provenance: unknown

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