Bronze Applique of Pan

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze, Silver
Dimensions: 7.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3234
Provenance: Munich private collection, from where the latest owner acquired it in 1980.
Condition: Except for some minor wear intact and of excellent quality.
Description: Extremely finely worked applique depicting en face the face of Pan, the god of the shepherds. The mouth is open, on both sides a moustache extensively hanging down. Beneath and from both cheeks a long distinctive beard, cascading down and sideways in wavy, finely drawn strands, in the centre two particularly long strands. The face is characterized by bulging eye brows, a broad nose and eyes with silver inlays. The ears are pointy, from where semi-circular forelocks originate. Slightly curved goat horns rise from the centre of the head. Sideways from the ears and above the head leaves. Mounted.