Satyr Pouring Wine

RomanOriginal: ca. 370-360 BC; Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century (Classical-Roman)

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

The satyr exemplifies the carefree world of Dionysus, god of wine. The original statue, now lost, was by the celebrated artist Praxiteles. The goat-eared satyr pours from a jug that was held in his upraised right hand into a shallow dish he held below. The sinuous curves and unmuscled adolescent body are hallmarks of Praxiteles' most celebrated works, as are the grace and charm of the subject.


  • Title: Satyr Pouring Wine
  • Date Created: Original: ca. 370-360 BC; Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century (Classical-Roman)
  • Physical Dimensions: w39 x h110 x d22.1 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: marble
  • Provenance: Porto d'Anzio, ca. 1890 [recovered during the excavations for the building of the Villa Mengarini, said to be from Antium (?)]; Joseph Brummer; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Discovery: Antium (present-day Anzio, Italy)
  • ExhibitionHistory: From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989; Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001
  • Artist: Roman

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