Oval gem with Pan
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Italy.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution