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Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century
Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century - Sculpture Style Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century -
Ref : 92656
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Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Italy
Medium :
Bronze
Dimensions :
H. 19.69 inch
Sculpture  - Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century 18th century - Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century
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Pan & Daphnis - Italian bronze 18th century

This bronze sculpture with brown patina represents Pan and Daphnis sometimes called Pan and Apollo.
18th century Italy

Presented on a very beautiful blackened wood and ebony base, decorated with marble slabs.

Total height with base: 50 cm. Bronze: 34 cm

Daphnis is the son of Hermes and a nymph, leading a bucolic life as a shepherd in Sicily and who ends his life being deified. The myth goes that he learned to play the flute through the teaching of the god Pan and that he was certainly his eromeno; This is what this sculpted group represents, Pan's learning of a wind instrument, with a certain game of homosexual seduction. The face of the chimerical creature indeed seems to underline a certain sexual tension through an insistent and sly smile, coupled with the positioning of his left hand strongly supported on the shoulder of the young Daphnis and his left hoof of a satyr who seems to seek physical contact, in short to “kick the feet” to the young shepherd.
The enthusiasm and excitement bestowed on the character of the satyr contrasts in every respect with the gentleness and calmness of the young Daphnis. But Pan, leans towards his neighbor in order to teach him to play the flute.

The group that served as a prototype dates from the end of the 2nd century BC, we know different versions from Roman times, the most famous is in the Farnese collection and currently kept in the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Another, Medici collection, Florence, Uffizi museum.

Good state of conservation.

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Bronze Sculpture