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Decorative Ewer with Satyrs

Accession Number
1960/2.21

Title
Decorative Ewer with Satyrs

Artist(s)
Mathias Zündt

Object Creation Date
circa 1551-1572

Medium & Support
pen and brown ink with ink wash on paper

Dimensions
10 ⅞ in x 6 ¾ in (27.62 cm x 17.15 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
The ewer in this drawing is embellished with a riot of satyrs in addition to lions and grotesque masks. Satyrs were followers of Bacchus, making them appropriate for a vessel made to serve wine. The extravagant decoration of the piece was a way for the artist to manifest his skill.

Physical Description
The ewer in this drawing is decorated with cavorting satyrs, lions, and grotesque masks.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
still life

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
drawings (visual works)
grotesques
satyrs

2 Related Resources

Greco-Roman Mythology
(Part of 7 Learning Collections)
Greek Cultural Influence
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)

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