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A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF PAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF PAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF PAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF PAN, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


twisting his body with both arms held high, his raised left leg probably formerly resting on a rocky outcrop, his head with pointed ears and unruly hair, an animal skin covering his back and falling over the left knee; lower part of face restored in plaster.


Height 30 cm.


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Fragmentary as shown. Lower part of face below nose restored in painted plaster.

Hairline stress crack across part of neck and hair on proper left side. Small area along outer edge of free-standing garment above left thigh repaired or cracked.

Entire surface worn and probably acid-cleaned a long time ago to remove incrustation.


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Eugene J. Dimet (1932-2014), Lewiston, New York, acquired in the 1970s (Cottone Auctions, Geneseo, New York, March 19th, 2016, no. 507, illus.)

acquired at the above sale by the present owner

The present or a similar figure (in the round or in relief) was obviously the inspiration for the figure of Pan on a painting attributed to Matteo Balducci (ca. 1500-1555) in Gubbio: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Matteo_balducci_(attr.),_baccanale,_1500-50_circa_01.JPG


The raised arms could have held the long double flute: cf. the pose of the piping Silenos on a relief in Turin: http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/marbilderbestand/889505). For a piping Pan see a sarcophagus in the Louvre: F. Matz, Die dionysischen Sarkophage (Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, vol. IV,3), 1969, pl. 238. For the pose also see a sarcophagus fragment: Christie's, New York, April 18th, 2018, no. 4.