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RB040
Hellenistic bronze Pan playing the syrnix.
3rd-2nd c. BC.
H. 7.4 cm. (2 15/16 in.).
Intact. Very fine smooth green patina.
Ex. Privet collection, Vienna, 1990



Pan, the shepherds god, is depicted as a young man with a pair of goat horns and pointed ears. He is seated, with his legs stretched down, the right over the left. A sheep skin is covering his shoulders and back, and his right hand is holding its end. His left hand is holding the syrnix, the Pan flute.
The figure is elegantly modeled with a gentle attitude with a twist to  the left.

For seated figures, school of  Lysippos :
Cf. Bieber M., The sculpture of the Hellenistic age, Columbia University Press, New York, 1961, figs. 106-110


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Hellenistic bronze Pan playing the syrnix.Hellenistic bronze Pan playing the syrnix.Hellenistic bronze Pan playing the syrnix.



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