Oval gem with Pan

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7585

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front, convex back. Bearded Pan walking to the right. He has a pair of long horns extending from his forehead, goat’s hooves, and hindquarters, and human torso, arms and head. In his left hand he holds some sort of animal, lost due to a chip in the stone. In right hand, he holds a shepherd’s crook and some drapery. Hair roll around hairline/face and lines on crown of head to indicate hair.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Italy.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution