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Hellenistic pottery oil lamp in the form of god Pan, 100 BC - 100 AD

Hellenistic pottery oil lamp in the form of god Pan, 100 BC - 100 AD

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Ancient Hellenistic pottery oil lamp in the form of god pan, 100 BC - 100 AD

They were often used on the door of the ancient Romans, as figures that served to drive away negative influences and evil spirits

Length: 9 cm
Width: 6 cm
Height on stand: 11.5 cm

Nicely mounted on a Lucite (Plexi-glass) custom made display stand.

Condition: Not repaired or restored as found!

Pan or Satyre was the god of the wild, a wine addict and a great flute player, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountains wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the Nymphs. His representations can be found in Hellenistic-Roman painting (as for the Satyr of the so-called villa of Cicero in the national museum of Naples and the frieze of the villa of the Mysteries in Pompeii).

In works of ancient art Pan is represented as voluptuous and sensual being, with goat horns, puck-nose and goat feet, sometimes in the act of dancing and sometimes playing b the syrinx.

Similar example is on display at the Harvard Art Museum/Arthur M. Sackler museum. Department of Ancient Art & Numismatics.

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