The Albertina Foundation
The bronze was made after a Roman marble copy in the Musei Capitolini, Rome, inv. no. 739. The no longer existing original by Praxitele was made c. 350 BC.
Marble, Roman copy. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Inv. no. 474. H. 188 cm.
Marble. Roman copy. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Inv.no. 2273. H. 188 cm
Marble, Roman copy of the head. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Inv.no. 591. H. 30 cm
The Ørsted Park
Ellinor Wesche: Friluftskunsten i København, København 1932, 52. Charles Haugbøll: Ørstedsparken, København 1933, 30, 34-35, 49. Monumenter Mindesmærker og Statuer i København Frederiksberg og Gjentofte, København 1944, 30. Legatet 'Albertina'. I anledning af legatets 80 aars dag den 18. november 1959, København 1959, 7-8, 12. Hovedstadens monumenter mindetavler museer. En vejviser, København 1962, 66. Bent Zinglersen: Københavnske monumenter og mindesmærker, København 1974, 222. Jens Peter Munk: Bronze & granit. Monumenter i Københavns Kommune, København 2005, 168
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Satyrs were forest demons who crowded around the god of wine, Dionysus, known to the Romans as Bacchus. Here the satyr is a naked flautist with pointed ears and a panther skin over his shoulder. He is standing indolently leaning against a tree trunk with a flute in his right hand and his left hand nonchalantly at his side, an example of the 4th century's completely free positional motif and its appreciation of the soft forms of the beautiful youthful body. Both in terms of content and mood, well suited to a park environment.
Bronze figure on greyish yellow, smooth, polished granite plinth, the top edge of the lower element bevelled.