Si Trova: a Mazara del Vallo
Lat: 37° 39' 5.664447" N - Long: 12° 35' 18.32993" E
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The dancing satyr has become an emblem of Mazara del Vallo and the whole Sicily; this ancient and precious bronze was recovered from the bottom of the sea about twenty years ago by the fishing vessel "Capitan Ciccio", under the command of Francesco Adragna.
It affects the expression of the perfectly preserved face with even the eyes, made of alabaster, which were originally covered with glass paste.
The Museum is entirely dedicated to this statue, and there are other findings from the sea around it.
In an appropriate room an interesting video is continuously projected showing the phases of recovery, transport and restoration of the Satyr.
The greek statue can be dated to the 4th century BC, and was probably built by a sculptor of the Praxiteles school.
The museum is open every day from 09:00 to 18:00; The ticket is 6 euros.
For info: 0923 933917.
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