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drunken faun
  • present-day Italy
  • drunken faun, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: present-day Italy
  • bronze
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 10 1/8 x 7 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 25.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet H3
  • 2008.0274
Label Text

Nude drunken faun relaxing on a large rock over which a lion skin has been thrown. Reclining on his left hip and elbow, the faun throws his right arm up in the air and make a snapping motion with his fingers. His head, covered with a beard and curly wild hair, is thrown back and his mouth is agape showing his teeth. His right foot is thrown up. The lions paws and head hang over the edge of the rock.