Cypriot limestone head of Pan or Opaon MelanthiosC46-s
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A limestone head from a figure of Pan or Opaon Melanthios, worshipped on the island as a god of fertility and possibly also a guardian god of shepherds.
Cyprus, Hellenistic period, 3rd to 1st Century BC
7.3 x 4.9 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. collection: Major-General Edward Ranulph Kenyon CB CMG (1854-1937), Shropshire, UK; acquired in Cyprus between 1883-1886 and thence passed by family descent. ER Kenyon was Commissioner of Kyrenia in North Cyprus between 1883-1886 and a founder of the Cyprus Society.
A photocopy of a letter by Kenyon’s wife dated 1925 and mentioning the antiquities is available upon request.