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The young Pan
Marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous
The young Pan
Marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous

The musician god Pan originally had a flute rather than the instrument resembling a recorder he now holds. The ungainly later additions - head, hands, legs and tree trunk - distort the graceful original, inspired by Praxiteles and sculpted around the late 4th century BC. The diagonally held flute would have created the principal axis on which the bent arms met, while the head was originally that o

Casket covered with cameos
Amethyst, Gold, Agate, Cowry, Silver gilt, Sardonyx, Silk, Velvet, Lapis lazuli, Peridot, Enamel. 1630 - 1650
Anonymous
Casket covered with cameos
Amethyst, Gold, Agate, Cowry, Silver gilt, Sardonyx, Silk, Velvet, Lapis lazuli, Peridot, Enamel. 1630 - 1650
Anonymous

Casket with a rectangular body and hipped flat-topped lid. Rising from a silver gilt base is a framework of gold, according to the 1689 Versailles inventory, with white enamelling. The entire surface is covered with velvet, though the pile is now very worn, on which there are 113 appliqués of cameos and smooth bevelled stones or cabochons, framed by borders of festoons and thorns enamelled

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