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Bronze statuette of Pan

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th–4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Peloponnesian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
5 1/8 × 4 1/16 × 2 1/8 in. (13.1 × 10.3 × 5.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.55
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figure is shown with a phorbeia, the band worn by flautists. The articulation of his body raises the question as to whether this is a representation of Pan or of a performer wearing caprine attributes on his legs and head.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 25 bis, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from The Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 49(4): p. 61.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 61.

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