Drunken Satyr from the Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum

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Carole Raddato
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published on 30 January 2020
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The bronze statue portrays a drunken elderly Satyr, lying on a rock covered with a lionskin. It adorned the swimming pool in the middle of the peristilium (four-sided colonnade with a central garden) of the Villa of the Papyri, a luxury villa on the outskirts of Herculaneum where it was found in 1754. It is on display in the Naples National Archaeological Museum (Italy).

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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