An elegant pair of candlesticks.
marble satyr candlesticks pair
- Height: 20cm
A mythological hybrid, half man, half hoofed creature like a goat. The satyr is usually depicted with a swishing tail, a snub nose, a beard and a permanently erect and disproportionally large phallus. Satyrs were associated with the worship of Dionysos, god of wine and theatre. The satyr represents unharnessed sexuality and the uninhibited aspects of our human nature, which, if indulged to excess, inevitably leads to potential chaos.
This collection is made in the UK in cast Carrara marble. The beautiful white marble of Carrara in Tuscany was used for the Pantheon in ancient Rome and was a favourite of Michelangelo.
The sculptures are created using a process of dry casting, so that each sculpture contains over 90% marble. They glisten!
The high quality is such that there will be no discoloration - other than natural patination and ageing - especially if the pieces are placed outdoors.