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    A MONUMENTAL MARBLE DIONYSUS WITH CHILD SATYR
    After the Antique
    82 x 27 x 23 inches (208.3 x 68.6 x 58.4 cm)

    The nude figure magnificently carved, his head crowned with bunches of grapes and grape leaves, holding aloft a kylix in one hand, a draping animal skin in the other, a child satyr at his side, holding two bunches of grapes

    PROVENANCE:
    From the Collection of Lamar Hunt, Dallas;
    Heritage Auction Galleries, Fine Sculpture and Decorative Arts, November 1, 2007, lot 33374.


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    Dionysus is also known as Bacchus, and the frenzy he produces is known as bakcheia. Bacchus is known as the Liberator, freeing one from one's normal self, by madness, ecstasy, or wine. His divine mission was to mingle the music of the flute and to bring an end to worry and care. Child satyrs are mythological creatures related to the satyr; they are commonly paired, like this example, with a Bacchananalian/Dionysian figure.



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    November, 2009
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