Pan with Wine Jar Statue
9 inches tall
Green-bronze colored gypsum stone
Pan is the famous half-goat God of ancient Arcadia. He is the Protector of shepherds and their flocks, and the God presiding over small game hunting, such as that of rabbits and birds (while Artemis presides of the hunt of larger game like deer). There are at least 14 different myths concerning his origins, but many relate that his father was Hermes, and that his mother was a Nymph.
Pan is ever the rustic and rowdy God, often chasing after Nymphs such as Echo and Psyche, or even after the Moon Selene herself (who always escapes him). He is often pictured in the midst of revelry, either dancing or drinking or playing the Syrinx (Pan-pipes). Many worshiped him in caves, but his cults were found in cities as well.
In later times Pan's role was greatly expanded from a pastoral God into a universal God, playing upon his name which in Greek means "All". In yet another role, his debaucherous and drunken side was often identified by the Romans with their Bacchus.
Ithyphallic Image. Original by Andrea Briosco, c. 1500 CE. Green/bronze colored Gypsum stone. 9 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide.