Classical Contrasts 30 – Satyrs

Satyrs, lustful wild men of the woods devoted to drink and sex.  Sometimes depicted with horses or goats’ tail and legs.  Part of the retinue of Dionysus.

Figures: herm of a satyr blowing a conch shell and herm of a satyr playing panpipes, British (English) School, c.18th century, clunch; origin unknown.

Satyr with conch shell 1, Anglesey Abbey
Satyr with conch shell 2, Anglesey Abbey
Satyr with panpipes 1, Anglesey Abbey
Satyr with panpipes 2, Anglesey Abbey
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