Bronze Statuette of a Youthful Faun with an Owl

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 11.7 cm high
Price: 6 000 Euro
Ref: 3416
Provenance: French private collection Dr. Pradel, Poitiers, acquired prior to 1970.
Condition: Intact
Description: Extremely charming statuette of a youthful faun. The boy with pointed goat ears and thick short curls standing with the weight on his left leg, the right one slightly set back and turned outwards. He wears a short robe knotted on his left shoulder, his right shoulder uncovered. The young faun has lowered his head slightly to the bottom left and looks at a small owl, which he holds at chest height in his left hand. The right hand probably feeds the animal with food. The statuette still stands on its original base which is connected over a bar with a vertical beam, which is cut out semi-circularly at the back. Through this connection, the statuette was mounted as an ornamental object on a furniture or on a carriage.