16 June 2006
A GREEK BRONZE PAN APPLIQUÉ
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Originally serving as a vessel handle ornament, of hammered sheet with a plaster backing, his face resembling that of an old satyr with a pug nose, and a full radiating beard and moustache, his articulated lidded eyes beneath exaggerated brows, a fillet of ivy with a central disk in his wavy hair, preserving the root of one curving goat horn at the top of his head
2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long
European Private Collection, 1968.
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For an appliqué in similar style from a situla-shaped lantern from Tomb II at Vergina see no. 166 in Yalouris, et al., The Search for Alexander.
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