Fine, Antique 18ct, 18k, 750 Gold, Coral, carved portrait head of the Greek god ‘Pan’ pendant, charm. Circa 1880
A rare, small pendant or charm of Pan the Greek god of the wild, hunting and companion of the nymphs.
The pendant features a carved piece of ‘red salmon’ coloured Coral mounted in an 18ct yellow gold crimped setting.
The pendant measures 17 x 11mm (including bail).
Pan, or Faunus in Roman mythology, is the noisy goat-footed god of the Greeks. He looks after shepherds and woods, is a capable musician, and invented the instrument named after him, panpipes. He leads the nymphs in dances and stirs up panic. He is worshiped in Arcadia and is associated with sexuality.
Chains available separately.
Measurements: 17 x 11mm (including bail)
Total weight: 1.2 grams
Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)