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

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

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

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


standing with the weight on his right leg, balancing an amphora on his right shoulder, and holding a kid against his left hip, and wearing a goat skin tied on his right shoulder, the amphora drilled through for use as a waterspout, remains of red pigment on the goat skin; head of kid, most of amphora, right arm, and left arm except hand restored, head and lower legs formerly restored.


Height 55 cm.


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European private collection, 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)

French private collection, recalled to have been acquired at Sotheby's, London (Drouot -Richelieu, Paris, Collin du Bocage, December 12th, 2018, no. 295, illus.)

acquired by the present owner at the above sale

An untraced replica of this figure was in the Salviati Collection in Rome (unpublished drawing in Eton College, ca. 1720s: http://collections.etoncollege.com/object-ecl-bn-3-49-2013). A side-reversed version without the kid was sold at Sotheby’s, New York, June 4th, 2014, no. 13. For the motif of Pan carrying an amphora on his shoulders see the relief on a base in Rome: O. Dräger, Religionem significare (33. Ergh. RM), 1994, pl. 92,4. For a Centaur balancing a krater on his shoulder see a sarcophagus relief in the Vatican: G. Lippold, Die Skulpturen des Vaticanischen Museums, vol. III.2, 1956, pl. 132.