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Italian Marble Busts of Pan and Syrinx c.1750-1760
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Italian Marble Busts of Pan and Syrinx c.1750-1760

An incredible pair of Italian Carrara Marble Busts c.1750-1760.
Depicting Pan and Syrinx. Niche figures now displayed on Carrara marble soccles.
Pan wears a lion pelt around his shoulders. Both are swathed in typically Baroque robes.
In Classical Greek mythology Syrinx, a nymph known for her chastity became the attention of Pans’ desires. He pursued her to a rivers edge where she asked for assistance from the river nymphs. In answer she was transformed into hollow water reeds which made a haunting sound when the Gods frustrated breath blew across them...Pan cut the reeds and fashioned the original set of Pan Pipes which was forever known as syrinx.
Wear consistent with age with old repairs.
Height without plinths.
Plinths available separately.

£16,000
Width49cm (1′7″)
Height72cm (2′4″)
Depth23cm (9″)
Reference No.Y38MX

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