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Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities

Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities
Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities

Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities    Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities

A large ancient Greek terracotta antefix in the form of the head of a satyr with a furrowed brow, pointed ears, and thick mustache and beard. Sicily or Southern Italy Ca. Antefixes were ornamental pottery caps that covered the open ends left by semi-cylindrical tiles at the edge of a temple roofs. They were often adorned with apotropaic images like Gorgons and Satyrs.

Satyrs or Fauns were wild woodland spirits associated with the untamed land. They along with their female counterparts, the Maenads, were the devotees of Dionysos. As such, they possessed a virile and often lascivious character and were at once comical and fearful creatures. Confer for a similar example: L. Von Matt, Ancient Sicily, (Genoa, 1964), p.

Formerly in a New York private collection. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED. HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK.

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Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities    Greek Terracotta Antefix Satyr Ancient Art & Antiquities