The Albertina Foundation
The bronze statue was cast after a Roman marble copy in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. The no longer surviving original was from c. 300 BC.
The Ørsted Park
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The satyr is making sounds with metal cymbala and a metallic piece attached to the bottom of one sandal, a krupezion. With his idiosyncratic music-making he was seeking to tempt the nymphs to dance. Originally, a nymph sat oposite to him, tying her sandal. The krupezion is the addition of the Roman sculptor.
In Greek mythology, the satyrs were impudent and sensuous creatures who accompanied the god of wine, Dionysus (Bacchus). This satyr is presumably intoxicated, as a result of which his wild, coarse personality with a grimace making his face look like that of an animal becomes more apparent. He has curly hair and two small horns in his forehead.