This figure is depicted nude except for his
sandals. He strides forward with his left leg
while both feet are angled downward. One can
imagine him frolicking through arcadia,
entranced by the sounds of his own music.
Originally, this work would have included his
now-missing instrument. On he head he wears a
fillet with projecting leaves over his parted hair,
locks of which falls down and frame his neck.
There is something quite pastoral about this
piece. It touches a part of us all now forgotten
in this modern world. It sings of joy and music
and celebration. It reveals a time when man and
nature were intertwined in an elaborate dance
whose song has now unfortunately ended. Yet
somewhere in the silence we can still hear the
notes of a tune played out on his long lost lyre
and reconnect with our pastoral being.