Of deep purple hue reinforcing Dionysian associations, the oval gem engraved with the image of Pan, with horns, shaggy legs and goat feet, shown seated under the shade of a tree, playing the double pipes. To the front of the god of shepherds and hunters, stands a goat, its head turned back to the god, listening to the music. The gem is set in a high karat gold ring, probably of later design, a rope pattern decorates either side of the ring hoop, the raised oval bezel flanked by two goat heads.
Published: J.R. Köhler, Welt (economics) makes music, 2014, p. 155 Fig. 2
Condition: Intact and in very good condition overall
Dimensions: width: 1.8 cm (0.7 inches), US ring size: 9
Provenance: Private German private collection, assembled in the 1960s - early 1970s.