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Overall: 9.8 x 10.8 x 4.7 cm (3 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 1 7/8 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1992.352.3
Part man and part beast, satyrs were mythical woodland creatures. In art, they were depicted with the ears and tail of a goat or horse, sometimes with hooves, and in a high state of sexual arousal. Satyrs often accompanied Dionysus, the god of wine, in his drinking bouts and other escapades. These three probably once decorated the rim of a large punch-bowl-shaped vessel for serving wine.
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