Gem with Pan and quadruped
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
: Orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and back, and beveled edge. Pan in profile to left with an animal skin over his shoulders. He holds pan flutes (syrinx) in his left hand and a hunter’s stick (lagobolon) over his right shoulder. In front, an animal, possibly a dog or a goat, stands on its hind legs. Partial groundline. Large chips missing at right. Abraded around the edge.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane