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18th-Century Grand Tour Italian Antique Carved Marble Fragment Depicting The Roman God Faunus

18th-Century Grand Tour Italian Antique Carved Marble Fragment Depicting The Roman God Faunus

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A carved Italian antique marble plaque depicting a side-profile image of the Roman God Faunus (also know as Pan in Greek mythology).

18th Century or possibly earlier in date and no doubt collected on the Grand Tour.

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Faunus was the rustic god of the forest, plains and fields; when he made cattle fertile, he was called Inuus. He came to be equated in literature with the Greek god Pan, after which Romans depicted him as a horned god.

Provenance - Acquired from a private European-based collection.

Condition - As per the images. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size - Height 40 cm x Width 22 cm (15 3/4" x 8 2/3")


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