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Object TitleBorghese Faun
Object Number:MS3514
Current Location: Warden Garden
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Latium
Rome (Italy)
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Cast
Iconography:Dancing Satyr
Faun
Height: 200 cm
Width: 26 cm
Thickness: 10 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1902
Other Number:0085.F - Other Number

Description

Reproduction of the Borghese Faun. Sometimes shown holding cymbals, tympanum or panpipes - all restored, not original. Standing. left foot forward, right back, resting on toes. Right hand forward, palm facing in, vertical. Left hand outstretched, upper arm at shoulder level, forearm raised higher holding cymbal. Short, thick tail. Heavy, shaggy hair, and beard to chest, head facing toward left, Naked. Support, at right rear, a tree trunk (?) to level of upper thigh in back, with lion pelt thrown over it. Heavy base roughly circular (shape as slice of a tree-trunk?).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000) View Objects in Exhibition
Penn Museum Courtyards and Architectural Sculptures (2002) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi & Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements.. Naples. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 400View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Bieber, Margarete. 1967. The Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age revised edition.. New York. Columbia University Press. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 39, fig. 94View Objects related to this

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