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Roman terracotta Campana plaque of a satyr ROMAN TERRACOTTA CAMPANA PLAQUE OF A SATYR

Nude but for a cloak clasped about his neck and fluttering behind his back, he kneels on his right knee, bending forward to pick figs and drop them into a basket in front of him.

Ca. 1st Century AD

W 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.); H. 8 in. (20.3 cm.)

Ex Swiss collection, dispersed in 1995; American private collection, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 2006.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 102.

For a similar relief depicting two satyrs symmetrically placed either side of a grape vine, cf. J. S. Ostergaard, Catalogue: Imperial Rome, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1996, p. 286, no. 187.



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