Jan 9, 2008
Jan 9, 2008
Jan 9, 2008
Jan 9, 2008

Young Satyress Running with an Owl's Nest

Young Satyress Running with an Owl's Nest


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(French, 1738–1814)


Overall: 32.1 x 14.8 x 18.1 cm (12 5/8 x 5 13/16 x 7 1/8 in.); with base: 45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.)

The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Collection 1944.129.1


These works by French sculptor Claude Michel, known as Clodion (1738–1814), shows a pair of young satyrs. Clodion was fond of depicting characters from classical antiquity in his work, and the subject of child or baby satyrs in Bacchanalian celebrations appear often in the work of Rococo artists. The female satyr wraps a plump arm around a nest filled with baby birds, while her male counterpart holds an owl. Balancing on one foot, the two flee the scene of their theft.

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