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Satyr: M.2-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage




Sculptor: Riccio, Andrea (Andrea Briosco) (Style of)
Production: uncertain




Figure of a satyr from an inkstand. Bronze, cast hollow, with black patina, slightly polished, mounted on a green marble plinth. Seated with left hoof crossed over right leg, the satyr holds the socket in his left hand and a shell in his right hand. There is a hole in top of head and bottom of shell.


History note: Chichester sale, Christie's?

Legal notes

L.D. Cunliffe Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


16th Century
Circa 1500 CE - Circa 1600 CE


After a model ascribed to Andrea Brisoco, called Riccio. Described as probably made in Italy in the late 19th century in Avery 2002 (see Documentation); examined by Jeremy Warren in June 2012, who thought that the original model might be by Desiderio da Firenze and the cast likely to date from c. 1550 to early 1600s.

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Plinth composed of green marble Depth 17.1 cm Height 7.5 cm Width 11.3 cm
Sculpture Depth 15.5 cm Height 22.4 cm Width 11.8 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast, patinated and polished

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1938
Primary reference Number: 13893
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1938
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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