Object ID
2003.37.9
Object Name
Statue
Object Collection
JANE SARLAS FONTANA (is part of)
Material
Metal
Object Entities
Sarlas, Chris (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
Bronze statuette of satyr sitting on a log while playing th flute. He is scultpted very skinny and lengthy, body party unaturally elongated. His head has very man like features: ful beard, flat nose, smiling mouth, almond shapped eyes. However in his curly full hair he has goat ears. His neck is about an inch long, very much stretched out, and there is repair in the middle from where, at one point, it had fallen off. His shoulders are slightly twisted. His arms are bent and his forearms are pointed up and arms holding a flute are brought to his mouth. His hands themself are not defined: he has thumbs but the actual fingers are molded as one large piece. His chest like his neck is unaturally long and there are etching of abs carved in. His back just has one line slightlyu etched in to show some type of muscle. At the waist is where the half goat is present. The hair come in to play that this point and comes all the way down the leg. Like the rest of the body the legs are also much longer then they should be in proportion to the rest of the body. The are bent as he is in the seated position, his right leg is bent in more than the left and his hoof is resting on the long, his left leg is resting on the grond in front. The log he is resting on has many knots in it and there is evidence that at one point this had split: repair to the center on both sides.
Origin
From the Jane Sarlas Estate, donated by Chris Sarlas. It is in with an accession full of souvenirs from Greece so this as well could possibly be from there as well, but definit origin is unknown.
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Citation
Statue, JANE SARLAS FONTANA, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7116. Accessed 01/15/21.