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Attributed to Rombout Verhulst (1624 – 1698)
Museum restoration to tip of nose
SIZE: 22cm high – 8½ ins high
Ex Private European collection
CF: A Similar Stone Garden Figure ‘Prudence’ in Rijksmuseum attributed to Rombout Verhulst (1624 – 1698)
Pan was a goat-horned and goat-legged Greek god. The son of Hermes and favourite of Dionysus, the fertility God. Born in Arcadia, he played on the Syrinx and haunted caves and lonely rural places. He was playful and energetic, but irritable especially if disturbed during his siesta. He could inspire fear and a sudden groundless fright in both men and animals. Like other Olympians, he enjoyed chasing nymphs, especially Echo.