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Bacchante and Infant Satyr: M.2-1960

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Bacchante and Infant Satyr


Sculptor: Clodion (Claude Michel)




Terracotta. Oval, with figures in relief. In the centre a Bacchante holding hands with an infant satyr, who dances on her left foot, two other small satyrs stand at a pedestal on which burns a fire. At the bottom of the plaque a basket of fruit.


History note: Purchased from Paul Wengraf The Arcade Gallery, Bond Street, London, who purchased it from Bochler in Germany.

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 1/2 in
Width: 8 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1960-07-21) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th century
Louis XVI
Production date: AD 1774

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Moulding : Terracotta

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: signed and dated

  • Text: Clodion 1774
  • Location: Lower front
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2-1960
Primary reference Number: 29873
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_2_1960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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