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Decorative Arts, Satyr Mask, Gilt Bronze, Continental, Antique, 19th Century (Sold)

Satyr Mask
Continental, 19th century
Gilt bronze
7 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, 3 inches deep

This item is sold. It has been placed here in our online archives as a service for researchers and collectors.

A gilt-bronze satyr mask in the neoclassical taste, depicted with a sly smile and sideways glance. A satyr is an ancient Greek or Roman mythological mischievous, lustful, drunken woodland god. It often has human attributes combined with those of a horse or goat.

This example is fitted with a wire for hanging on the wall as a plaque, though originally it quite possibly was a furniture or architectural mount. Very good condition with light wear to the gilding.