Lot 11
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A Marble Figure of a Satyr Carrying a Wine Skin, Roman Imperial, circa 2nd third of the 2nd Century A.D.

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Description

  • A Marble Figure of a Satyr Carrying a Wine Skin
  • Marble
  • Height as restored 42 1/2 in. 108 cm.
after a Hellenistic prototype of the 1st Century B.C., stepping forward in a lively attitude, turning to his left, and holding a large wineskin across his back, his thick wavy hair bound in a fillet, his goat-skin cloak, lagobolon, and pan flute resting on the support at his feet; the right arm and top of the wineskin restored in marble.

Provenance

Francesco Capranesi, Rome, found by him in Rome prior to 1837
French private collection, Menton, 1950s

Literature

Eduard Gerhard, Antike Bildwerke, zum erstenmale bekannt gemacht. Zweite Centurie, Erstes Heft (Plates), Stuttgart and Tübingen, 1837, pl. CII,1; Antike Bildwerke (Text), Munich, Stuttgart, and Tübingen, 1844, p. 345
Alexander Conze, Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der antiken Skulpturen mit Ausschluss der pergamenischen Fundstücke, Berlin, 1891, p. 114
Wilhelm Klein, Praxiteles, Leipzig, 1898, p. 218
Carl Robert, Römisches Skizzenbuch aus dem achtzehnten Jahrhundert im Besitz der Frau Generalin von Bauer geb. Ruhe zu Kassel (HallWPr 20), Halle, 1897, p. 75, no. 419
Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, vol. II,1, 2nd ed., Paris, 1908, p. 140, no. 3
Serena Brusini, “Francesco Capranesi e il mercato antiquario a Roma nella prima metà dell’Ottocento," Bollettino d’Arte, vols. 108, 1999, p. 103

Catalogue Note

The only other known example of this type, a torso with wineskin but with all extremities restored, was acquired in Rome in 1755 and is now in the Berlin Antikensammlung (Conze, op. cit., no. 263, Sepp–Gustav Gröschel, in Saskia Huneke et al., Antiken I: Kurfürstliche und königliche Erwerbungen fur die Schlösser und Garten Brandenburg-Preussens vom 17. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert, Berlin, 2009, pp. 372f., no. 234, and Ulrike Papadopoulos, http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/106199).

According to Gerhard, the present statue was found with another of similar size representing a draped woman holding a kid, perhaps a maenad (Gerhard, op. cit., p. 345 and pl. CX,2; Reinach, op. cit., p. 399, no. 5). Francesco Capranesi was a Roman archaeologist and art dealer (on his activities see Brusini, op. cit., passim).

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