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Object Number:MS3820
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Archaeology Area: Center of the impluvium
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus: House of the Faun
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Iconography:Dancing Faun
Height: 81.4 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 30.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1902
Other Number:5002 - Naples Museum Number


Bronze reproduction of a dancing faun. On tiptoes, right foot forward. Left arm raised high, right arm extended outward, fingers at level of chin. Luxuriant, wavy beard and hair. Garland of acorns around head. Pair of small goat's horns sprout from forehead. Short tail. Naked. Rectangular base with molding around bottom. Inlaid palmettes on top of corners at front. Original found at Pompeii.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Pressing Matters Supplement (15 Mar 2008 - 20 Apr 2008) View Objects in Exhibition
J. Chiurazzi & Fils - Naples, Italy - Bronze Foundry - Reproductions of the Bronzes found at Pompeii and Herculaneum and at present in the National Museum of Naples (30 Apr 1904 - 01 Dec 1904) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo.. Ponti Rossi, Sale D'Esposizione D'Arte. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61, no. 92View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Lamb, Winifred. 1929. Greek and Roman Bronzes.. London. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.197; p. 224View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ippel, Albert. 1925. Pompeji.. Leipzig. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 170, fig. 168View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Monaco, Domenico. 1910. A Complete Handbook of the National Museum of Naples.. Naples. ed. 15th. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 54, 108View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi & Fils. 1904. J. Chiurazzi & Fils Naples Italy Bronze Foundry. Reproductions of the Bronzes Found at Pompei and Herculaneaum and at Present in the National Museum in Naples. The Collection of Bronzes Made Upon the Order of John Wanamaker of Philadelphia for the Archaeology Museum of the University of Pennsylvani.. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 61View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Mau, August. 1904. Pompeii its life and art.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 451, fig. 258View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi & Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements.. Naples. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Monaco, Domenico. 1895. Specimens in the Naples Museum.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 16, no. 77, pl. 77View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Chapter] Qiu, Serena, and Dombrowski, Andre. 2018. "The World on View: Objects from Universal Expositions, 1851-1915. Arthur Ross Gallery April 7-July 29, 2018". Antiquity Custom Made by J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania, Office of the President. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 4-5 detail, p. 142, fig. 18.3View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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