Satyr with Sokrates' Features

Unknownearly 4th century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A solid bronze statuette of a satyr. Most of both forearms, the left leg at mid-thigh, the right leg below the knee, and the tail are missing. The figure stands with his weight on his right leg and has a slight paunch. Evidence of the tail remains on the lower back and right buttock. The facial characteristics are similar to those of known portraits of Sokrates and include a bald, round head; a long, curly beard; and a flat, broad nose.


  • Title: Satyr with Sokrates' Features
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: early 4th century B.C.
  • Location Created: Etruria
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 × 3.2 × 3.2 cm (3 1/8 × 1 1/4 × 1 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Male portrait
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 82.AB.45
  • Culture: Etruscan
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Herbert L. Lucas
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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