Pan and Syrinx, style of Adam Elsheimer
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Pan and Syrinx, 1605 – 1610


Dimensions
12.4 x 16.3 cm
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Inventory Number
1677
Acquisition
Acquired in 1922 as bequest by Fanny Herxheimer, née Livingston
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Pan and Syrinx
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on copper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1922 as bequest by Fanny Herxheimer, née Livingston

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Illustrated Passage
  • Ovid: Metamorphosen, 1. Buch, Syrinx, 689-706

Iconclass

Primary
  • 97BB5 Syrinx changed into a reed: while fleeing from Pan, the nymph Syrinx is changed into reed by her sisters, the Naiads (Ovid, Metamorphoses I 705)
  • 92L312 Naiads, river- and spring-nymphs; usually carrying an urn; 'Naiadi, ninfe de' fiumi' (Ripa)
Secondary

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25.08.2020