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Object Number: MS3466
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Lake Nemi
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 1st century BC
Early Date: -99
Late Date: 0
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Dancing Faun
Height: 90cm
Width: 22cm
Outside Diameter:15.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1897


White marble, painted. Naked youth. Missing: head, both arms, both feet. Weight on left leg, leaning against tree trunk. Right leg forward and straight. Right arm, to judge from position of point of attachment, raised high. Left arm attachment is level. Head was in one piece with the rest of the statue. Right leg broken above the knee and mended. Tree trunk broken below and mended.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 111, no. 59View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Moltesen, Mette. 1997. Dianas Hellige Lund: Fund fra en Helligdom i Nemi: In the Sacred Grove of Diana: Finds from a sanctuary at Nemi. 5-235. : Page/Fig./Plate: 208:no. 245View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.191, no. 63View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). : Page/Fig./Plate: 261:no. 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Filov, B. 1937. Die Kuppelgraber von Mezek. Bulletin de l'Institut archéologique bulgare. XI: 48-49. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48-49, fig. 47-48View Objects cited in this Publication

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