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Satyress Attacked by Python: M.2-1962

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Satyress Attacked by Python


Production: Unknown




Bronze, cast. Reclining satyress with her left arm bent behind her head and her right arm stretched out over her right, with her hair streaming behind and across the right side of her head. The python is entwined round her body with the head coming from behind to bite the satyress' arm at the elbow.


History note: J. Goldschmidt, Warrington Crescent, London, N9.

Legal notes

Bought with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Padua ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1962-01-18) by Goldschmidt, J.


19th century
Circa 1800 CE - 1900 CE


Previously attributed to Rome and Northern Europe, mid-17th century. Apparently a 19th/20th century pastiche, made to deceive. The 'faults' in the cast seem to have been deliberately introduced when the model was still in the wax.

Style of 16th century

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 17.1 cm Height 18 cm Width 24.1 cm
Plinth Depth 19.4 cm Height 3.5 cm Width 28.2 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1962
Primary reference Number: 13965
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1962
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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