Vintage buste of a Satyr, plaster, 1930, the Netherlands
Very spectacular plaster buste, a head off a Satyr. It is an (old) copy of the Satyr in the Capitoli Museum in Rome.
The original is from marble and dates back to the Tiberian time (14-37) but this one is from 1920-1930 and in plaster. Has been painted once or twice, if you look closely, you can count the layers of paint.
But this beautiful copy of the original has more in common than just being its spitting image.It also used to 'work' in a museum. It is from the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. Where it was used as a model for the apprentices and scholars to refine their drawing and painting skills. And on rare occasions they sell of some of their pieces to very close relations. But this relation, that bought it some decades ago, moved to a smaller house and he got in touch with me: " if i was interested in selling it.
And you can guess what my answer was, otherwise you wouldn't be reading about this sweet little guy in my webshop.
Dimensions: h 60 cm, w 32 cm, d 40 cm