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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
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition
Classical World - 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 111, no. 59View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 208:no. 245View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.191, no. 63View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Furtwängler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 261:no. 31View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Filov, B. 1937. Die Kuppelgraber von Mezek. Bulletin de l'Institut archéologique bulgare. XI: 48-49. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48-49, fig. 47-48View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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