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In this tender vignette, a satyress looks downwards with a dreamy and pensive expression while an infant satyr at her knee glances upwards, grasping a bird in his right hand. The candle socket in the satyress's right hand and the shell-shaped inkwell would have provided illumination and ink for writing.

Credit: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975...

c. 1520 or later
Indirect cast; copper alloy, dark brown with areas of black patina.
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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