Drinking, dancing and chasing Nymphs were a favourite pass time of Satyrs and as, companions to the Greek God of wine Dionysus, they are very must associated with raucous merriment and festival spirit.
Often depicted with the ears, tail and legs of a horse they are fairly easy to recognise due to their permanent and very exaggerated erections. It's a look that'll certainly turn heads!
Their pot bellied, lustful chief Silenus, son of Hermes, was a minor deity who, like his Satyrs, is associated with fertility, drunkenness and the woodland. He was also tutor to the young Dionysus who clearly learned the art of ecstasy (and possibly a few drinking games) off him.
This crouching Satyr replica was originally created for a private lecture that was to take place in the Corycian Cave, Delphi which has a rich history of religious ritual and ceremony. Statues such as this were probably left as offerings to the gods.
As with the original these replicas have been made by hand pressing clay into a specially made mould where is remains until it is dry enough to be removed. A back is added before the whole sculpture is hand trimmed and finishing details are added.
It has been fired to a temperature of between 800 & 1000 Centigrade, to emulate the same techniques that the original potters would have employed nearly two thousand years ago. This process often results in variations of the surface colour and texture, as is common with the original Greek Pottery and giving each piece it's unique character.
Terracotta with a red slip finish
Approx. 160 mm tall, 90mm wide, 45 deep
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