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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Bronze box mirror

Period:
Late Classical or Hellenistic
Date:
late 4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
diameter 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) H. of handle 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) H. of Head 5 7/16in. (13.8cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.78.44a–d
  • Description

    In relief, head of Pan

    The goat-god Pan is always portrayed with the shaggy legs, ears, and horns of a goat. His face is often given a brutish cast, but here he appears as a beautiful youth whose tousled hair and dreamy expression are the only indications that he is an unpredictable woodland being.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 96, 237, pl. 77d.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 43(2): no. 29, p. 44.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Pan, no. 38.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 198, pp. 171, 441.

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