Lost wax bronze replica.
The original masterpiece is now conserved inside the Naples National Archeological Museum.
This little bronze represents God Pan playing panpipes.
Pan is the Greek god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music
The Faunus is the roman equivalent to greek God Pan, also represented with hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, almost as a satyr.
This subject has always been dear to the classical greek sculpture and infact was discovered during the Pompeian excavations occured from the 1500 onwards.
The original bronze was made as a fountain decoration for a Pompeian Villa . Usually Pompeian houses were fully decorated of medium- big size bronzes and often the most beautiful and important statue “gave” its name to the Villa
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