Gem with Pan and quadruped

Greco-Roman
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.358

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

: 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.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane