A outstanding Leaning Satyr by Praxiteles
Roman copy: 2nd century BC - 1st century AD; height cm 35 (14’’) ; A fragmentary statue of a young naked Satyr (the Satyr Anapauomenos attributed to Praxiteles) with pelt across his torso long until his left hip. The musculature is finely detailed but the chest seems female. He stands on his left leg, the right leg bent and the left arm, that is most preserved than the right, it’s detached from the rest of the body. On his back there is a probably fragmentary support’s element for the statue.
Highly refined and detailed.
Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1997, pp. 265-267.
Property of a London gentleman, acquired in the late 1980s and 1990s.