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Pan and Nymph Tray by Zsolnay

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AmphoraPot…
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Pan and Nymph Tray by Zsolnay
Hungary, circa 1903
Raised and round five steeples mark
11.5 inches long

What is Pan whispering to her across the stream? One of the famous myths of Pan involves the origin of his pan flute, fashioned from lengths of hollow reed. Syrinx was a lovely water-nymph of Arcadia, daughter of Landon, the river-god. As she was returning from the hunt one day Pan met her. To escape from his importunities, the fair nymph ran away and didn't stop to hear his compliments. He pursued from Mount Lycaeum until she came to her sisters who immediately changed her into a reed. When the air blew through the reeds, it produced a plaintive melody. The god, still infatuated, took some of the reeds, because he could not identify which reed she became, and cut seven pieces (or according to some versions, nine), joined them side by side in gradually decreasing lengths, and formed the musical instrument bearing the name of his beloved Syrinx. Henceforth Pan was seldom seen without it.

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  1. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Lovely piece...and description!
  2. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 2 years ago
    Description courtesy of Wiki.
  3. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 2 years ago
    super awesome piece!
  4. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    love hurts but what a beautifull pain this is thanx for sharing
  5. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 11 months ago
    Very nice piece !~
  6. GlueChip GlueChip, 3 months ago
    love the Zsolnay. Have been to Hungary many times and visited the Zsolnay museum. I love this piece you have shared.

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