Marble Herm of Pan

Culture: Roman
Period: Late 1st - early 2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 18.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3241
Provenance: Private collection of the artist Paul Jones (1921-1997), Eryldene, Gordon, Australia. Thence Christie’s Melbourne, 5.-7. July 1999, lot 107.
Condition: Apart from some minor wear of exquisite quality.
Description: Expressive herm of Pan, god of the shepherds with almost grotesque features. The bearded god with a thick, drilled shaggy beard and a broad grin. Under the bulging brows deep lying eyes which once had colorful inlays. The hair piled up above the forehead and held together with a band of ivy and berries. Both ends of the band are falling over the shoulders to the front. The ears are protruding and pointy.