This statuette depicts a satyr, a follower of the god of wine, Dionysos. A late-night carouser, the satyr probably served here—most appropriately—as a lamp-stand. The tree probably held oil lamps in its branches.


  • Title: Kneeling Satyr
  • Date Created: 2nd or 1st century B.C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w120.65 x h342.9 x d120.65 in
  • Type: Bronze
  • Rights: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
  • Medium: Bronze with silver
  • Culture: Greek

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