This early 19thC Romantic Movement plaque was probably made in the area of Italy or Austria. The unusual an somewhat raunchy plaque details a stunning Coat of Arms depicting two Pan or Faun figures with a Nude Woman is from the . The plaque frame is solid brass while the insert is solid bronze. There is a suit of armor helmet on top with crossed axes on either side and a demonic face on the bottom with its mouth open. The plaque measures 14-1/4" tall and 10" across and weigh 6.2 lbs!
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According to Wikipedia:
"In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pan (/pæn/; Ancient Greek: Πάν, Pan) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the nymphs. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is also recognized as the god of fields, groves, wooded glens and often affiliated with sex; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism. The word panic ultimately derives from the god's name.
In Roman religion and myth, Pan's counterpart was Faunus, a nature god who was the father of Bona Dea, sometimes identified as Fauna; he was also closely associated with Sylvanus, due to their similar relationships with woodlands. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Pan became a significant figure in the Romantic movement of western Europe and also in the 20th-century Neopagan movement.
Early 19thC Coat of Arms Brass & Bronze Plaque with Nude Woman
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