Ancient Roman bronze statue of Pan comforting Psyche. c. 2nd -3rd century. Very Rare.
Ancient Roman bronze statue of Pan comforting Psyche. c. 2nd -3rd century. Ae 48 x 27 x 18 mm. 39.3 gm. Intact. As told in the book Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass) written by Apuleus in the second century, Psyche accidentally wounds her lover Eros (Cupid), who flees from her. Overcome with grief and sorrow, she encounters the demigod Pan in the wilderness, who offers her comfort. This rare bronze, which may have adorned a piece of furniture, is a remarkably sensitive and artistic rendering of this famous passage from ancient mythology.
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