Andrea Briosco detto Riccio
(Trento, 1470 - Padova, 1532)
Sphere of

Satyr holding a Jar, 16th-17th century

Bronze black bituminous patina
22 x 10 x 9 cm

In the Renaissance era, Satyrs came into great fashion on the wave of humanistic interest in classical antiquity. Satyrs with his mixed nature between man and goat, represented the ancient world in its Dionysian, sensual aspects linked to the natural world.

The Paduan foundries created many objects with this theme. Andrea Briosco known as Riccio was the first to inaugurate this successful genre, but it was Severo Calzetta da Ravenna and Desiderio da Firenze who produced bronze objects intended for the studios of the Paduan humanists and nobility.

The material quality, rough and deeply bituminous patina place this object in Paduan area of the 16th-17th century.  Comparison with the models of the Bargello, Padova, the Ashmolean and the Thyssen Bornemisza collection can be made.

Attached are scientific tests of the metal alloy. Probably cast before the 19th century.
Denise Allen-Peta Motture, Andrea Riccio Renaissance Master of Bronze, catalog of the exhibition held at the Frick Collection, Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London, 2008, catalog cards no. 1, 8, 10, 11, 12, 23.
€ 5.000,00 / 7.000,00
€ 2.600,00
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