Faun Sleeping Satyr Or Barberini Faun Mask plaster Cast a wonderful artist cast. We believe this to be the mask of the Barberini Faun - The Barberini Faun, also called the Sleeping Satyr, is a classic Greek carving from the 220 BCE. Carved in marble by a Greek sculptor, possibly Praxiteles, in 220 BCE. It was found during the 17th century in the mausoleum of the Emperor Hadrian (76-138 CE). Hadrian was famously in love with the young Greek Antinuous, who drowned in the Nile mysteriously in 130 CE. Perhaps Emperor Hadrian had the Sleeping Satyr installed in his tomb in remembrance of his lover. Hadrian's Tomb is in Rome and is now known as Castel Sant'Angelo.The Barberinis, who apparently first discovered the marble, were a wealthy Roman family who had a vast palace. It still stands today in Rome near the Piazza Barberini. Their residence, called the Palazzo Barberini was designed by Maderno and later Gianlorenzo Bernini around 1630. The Barberini Palace housed the marble after its discovery in Hadrian's Tomb in the 17th century. Statue.com is proud to present one of their masks from the drawing cast collection. It is our mission to reintroduce the traditional drawing studies for artist and students and have begun to produce our own collection of casts that are carefully recreated at our casting studio.