Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Statuette of Pan
Peloponnesus, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th–early 3rd century BCE
Bronze
H: 13 cm
Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 91.71.327
 
 
Pan, god of shepherds and flocks, was usually depicted as half-man, half-goat, with a reed pipe, a shepherd’s crook, a pine branch or crown of pine leaves, and horns. The son of Hermes, he was named Pan because he made them all (pan = all), feel happy.

Publications:
Muscarella, Oscar White, ed., Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, Germany, 1974

Exhibition:
Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1977
Gods and Mortals: Selected Objects from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 17/05/1992 - 31/10/1992

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir