Title: Satyr Anapauomenos
Summary: Resting Satyr
Sculptor: Suggested attribution to Praxiteles
Material: Bronze?
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Original (lost)
Date: ca. 350 BC
Scale: Life-size
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: This statue type, restored from over one hundred Roman copies (approximately 1/5 of which are miniatures) was clearly very popular throughout the Roman world. The figures are made recognizable as satyrs by their pointed ears and tails, as well as bestial facial appearances. The image is that of a satyr resting on his straight left leg, with the foot of his bent right leg drawn slightly behind it. A panther skin (a Dionysiac emblem) is generally thrown over the right shoulder, with the paws tied together, drawing the skin diagonally across the front of the satyr's body. The satyr leans his right forearm against a tree trunk. The resulting pose is similar to that of Praxiteles' Hermes and Dionysos from Olympia, and especially the Apollo Sauroktonos, for which reason the Resting Satyr has been attributed to Praxiteles.

Condition: Lost

Sources Used: A. Ajootian in Palagia & Pollitt 1996, 116, n. 125, fig. 66

Other Bibliography: Bartman 1992; Bartman 1984