Condition: Of the ancient sculpture the base, the lower & upper part of the support, the figure’s feet, torso, and legs down to the knees are preserved. Head, arms and parts of the legs are restored, as well as a section of the support. Feet are signifigantly different; the right foot is sandaled, the left is not. Fill/Patching: base, abdomen, supports, left leg (3 holes in upper thigh), left hipbone, right knee.
History: Rome (?).
Type: Identification as a satyr is supported by the pointed ears, horns in the hair, thick locks of hair, and facial expression (common for this sculptural figure). The Dancing Satyr is one of a pair of statues that comprises a group known as the “invitation to the dance”. The other statue is a seated nymph, now in the short corridor near the porphyry wolf.
Inventory #’s that appear on the base, in order from left to right, are 1404, 17.194, 191.220, HS.108.