Magnificent Classical Italian Bronze 'Satyr Figure' Planter / Brazier (Plant Stand)
Superb classical bronze 20th C. planter or brazier supported by three slim semi nude male figures of Satyr (Pan of Greek God mythology). Great patina, three moveable handles underneath, two fixed handles on either side. This piece is similar to an excavated piece at the house of Julia Felix, Pompeii in 1755 - which is now conserved at the Museo Nazionale, Naples.
It speaks for itself and such pieces are hard to find - this was acquired from a high end estate in Florida and is in very good condition. Weight around 40lbs. A classic piece for foyers, hallways and entrances.
The goat man is commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology, and is a bipedal creature with the legs of a goat and the torso of a man and is often depicted with goat's horns. These creatures in turn borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and their chieftain was Silenus, a minor deity of Greek mythology.
Dimensions : 16.5ʺW × 16.5ʺD × 33.25ʺH
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