Time on Water by Robert Gibbons

Third-Century Ecstasy

Left leg, bent at the knee. Is it any wonder members of the crew wanted to throw it back into the Mediterranean? Sicilian fishermen, tons of superstition. If it belonged to the God of Wind, as some experts speculated, who knows what carnage, Aeolus could have wrecked the boat to get it back.

Captain Adragno often dreamt of catching the rest of the bronze. On March 3rd, 1998, head & body of a Dionysian satyr from the third century landed on deck in the nets. Flash of bone or ivory eyes, in ecstasy! Hair swept back by the convolutions of the dance, his vaunted goat leap, caught by the sculptor at mid-step.

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