Galerie Nefer (Zurich, Switzerland)
Robert Haber (New York, New York), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1989.
Not currently on view
Statuette of a Reclining Satyr
Greek or South Italian
South Italy; Greece (Place Created)
84 × 8.9 × 1.9 cm (33 1/16 × 3 1/2 × 3/4 in.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
Reclining like a guest at a symposion, or aristocratic drinking party, this
This figure has a nearly identical twin in a private collection and the two pieces were probably used together in antiquity. Reclining satyrs were a popular decoration for vessels used at
True, Marion, and Kenneth Hamma, eds. A Passion For Antiquities. Ancient Art from the Collection of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, exh. cat. (Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994), pp. 71-72, cat. no. 27.
"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 64.
Daehner, Jens. "Grenzen der Nacktheit. Studien zum nackten männlichen Körper in der griechischen Plastik des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.," Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 120 (2005): 155-300, 237, n. 289.