Figurine of Pan
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 075; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 12.1 cm (4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Greece: Dionysos & Symposium Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Pan stands, about to play the syrinx. The style is not uncommon in late Hellenistic terracottas from Smyrna. It descends from the bronze satyr of the second century B.C., found at Pergamon. His left arm and legs below the knees are missing. Right arm and syrinx are somewhat corroded; most of the crusty green patina has been removed. The remaining patina is green and very dark brown.
By 1898: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1898 autumn. "The man swore it was from Crete but etc."); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund