Decorative Ewer with SatyrsArtist(s)Mathias ZündtObject Creation Datecirca 1551-1572Medium & Supportpen and brown ink with ink wash on paperDimensions
10 ⅞ in x 6 ¾ in (27.62 cm x 17.15 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject 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 Typestill lifeCollection AreaWesternRights
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