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Pan and Nymph Tray by Zsolnay

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    Posted 7 years ago

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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.


    1. cogito cogito, 7 years ago
      Lovely piece...and description!
    2. AmphoraPottery AmphoraPottery, 7 years ago
      Description courtesy of Wiki.
    3. guyfrmatl guyfrmatl, 7 years ago
      super awesome piece!
    4. artislove artislove, 7 years ago
      love hurts but what a beautifull pain this is thanx for sharing
    5. GlueChip GlueChip, 5 years ago
      love the Zsolnay. Have been to Hungary many times and visited the Zsolnay museum. I love this piece you have shared.
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Thanks for this Post on Hungarian pottery. My grandparents came from Hungary to Canada many, many, many years. All deceased now -- so nice to see some Fine Art from there and seeing some of my roots I have never seen!!

      Thanks for sharing!!
    7. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago

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