Dancing Faun

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Dancing Faun

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Modern plaster replica of Roman bronze original from the House of the Faun at Pompeii, dating ca. 150 BCE, and now houses in the Museum of Archaeology in Naples. The original piece was displayed in the the impluvium-fountain of the house. The torsional pose of the piece associates it with late 4th and early 3rd centuries BCE works from the school of the Greek sculptor Lysippos, who introduced a new three-dimensionality and movement into his work in contrast to the static calm of sculpture of the 5th century.

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