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Satyr and Satyress

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Satyrs and satyresses as creatures enslaved by lust was a classical, pagan theme of perennial interest to Renaissance artists. In his representation of this sensual subject, Riccio added an extra dimension of intimacy and tenderness. The group, conceived as a collector's piece, was probably originally mounted on a naturalistic bronze base, now lost.

Satyr and Satyress
Andrea Briosco, known as Riccio
Padua, Bronze
V&A: A.8-1949