Satyr

Satiro
Author: 

Bartolomeo Cavaceppi (Rome 1717 - 1799)

Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Material and technique: 
Plaster
Origin: 
unknown
Inventory: 
Collection: 

The plaster satyr comes from the Cavaceppi workshop.
The statue is missing the head, left forearm, calf, and much of the left foot. It shows a satyr advancing with dignity, carrying a goatskin on his left shoulder and a thyrsus in his right hand. His right leg rests on a richly decorated plaster projection.
This was a cast taken from a marble statuette in Villa Albani. Stylistically it is linked to the dancing satyrs of the Hellenistic world, a typology that came into existence in the second half of the second century BC, and associated by its refined smoothness to the Neo-Attic creations of the first century BC.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Camera di Psiche

Opposite the “Berceau” Room is the Psyche Room, named for the paintings in the vault by Pier Paoletti that tell the Story of Psyche.
The cycle was inspired by the frescoes in the Farnesina painted by Raphael, as is often the case in the houses of the nobility.
The scenes depicted are: Eros crowning Psyche, Psyche and Zeus, Psyche before Venus, Psyche and Eros sleeping, Eros and Zeus, and, in the centre of the vault, Mercury presenting Psyche to Zeus.

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