Severo da Ravenna (Italian, c.1496-c. 1543)
bronze, Overall: h. 23.4 cm (9 3/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1985.86
Greek and Roman art and literature typically used satyrs as a form of grotesque comic relief, but
Renaissance artists adopted them as jovial celebratory figures of nature and revelry.
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