Bronze statue of a faun with fife. Reproduction of the Hellenic god, often depicted in Greek statues with the legs of a goat and the torso of a man.
According to mythological belief, the faun was a deity who did not live on Olympus but in the woods, and frightened anyone who disturbed him with his frightening voice. The god of fields and pastures is at the center of several legends also on its origins. One of his narratives believes him to be the son of Zeus and the nymph Callisto.
He represented nature as a whole for better or for worse. God of fertility and unbridled freedom. The birth of the flute was attributed to him. It is said, in fact, that the nymph Syringe, to escape from him, invoked the help of the Naiads and was therefore transformed by them into a marsh reed. The faun, listening to that sound given by the wind, decided to build the instrument.
- Nombre d’articles
- satyre avec fifre - 71 cm, Sculpture
- satiro con il piffero
- Période estimée
- Seconde moitié du XXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 71×36×24 ft
- 13 kg