"The Dancing Faun of Pompeii"
Copy after antique. Bronze, green/blue patina. Height 81 cm (including base).
12 000 - 15 000 SEK
1 175 - 1 469 EUR
Francis Haskell och Nicholas Penny, "Taste and the Antique", 1981, compare sculpture at p. 208, catalogue no 35 (fig. 107).
The Dancing Faun was discovered in 1830 in the ruins of the a Roman home discovered at Pompeii (later called the House of the Faun) which was also home to the famous Alexander Mosaic. The Faun is thought to be either a 2nd-century Greek original, or a very high-quality Roman copy. The sculpture became almost immediately famous and many copies of this beautiful and popular composition have been made since then.