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Ancient Greek Hellenistic / Early Roman Bronze Figure of a Satyr / Faun - 100 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,305) 99.6%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 390994778676 An ancient Greek / early Roman figure of a satyr, dating to around 100 BC -50 AD. A fine example of an interesting and energetic scene. The satyr appears to have been caught off balance, he raises his hands as if to steady himself, though perhaps to also play the aulos or double flutes. The musculature of the torso and chest are finely modelled, as are the strong, stocky legs. The hair is long, reaching down to the base of the neck with a wreath or handband to hold it in place. Lovers of music, wine and women, the satyrs were the ancient embodiment of physical pleasure; often they were depicted riding atop donkeys and playing the double reeded flute (aulos), as indeed the modelling of the hands and legs suggest this figure may have been. Judging from his body language, this individual’s love of wine seems to have left him moments away from embarrassment. Height alone: 2 7/8 inches. Height mounted: 3 1/2 inches. Condition: Excellent, unrestored and exhibiting an attractive patina. With a bespoke ebonised stand designed by Colin Bowles, mountmaker to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Provenance: Ex. European private collection, acquired 1980's. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Bronze, Original or Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine, Culture: Roman, Period: 100 BC, Depiction: Satyr, Style: Hellenistic

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