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


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.