Help to identify this metal figure

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Adam1, Feb 29, 2024.

  1. Adam1

    Adam1 Active Member

    Screenshot_20240229-215043_Gallery.jpg Age? Artist name? Thanks for all

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  2. Virginia

    Virginia New Member

    From Greek god mythology - "Pan the Flute Player" would be my guess.
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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    No goat-like hindquarters so not Pan. More likely a shepherd figure. @Bronwen can confirm (or not.)

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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He could be Daphnis, who was a shepherd.
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  6. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Adam 1-Could you take a clear,well lit photograph of the base for stamps,markings ?
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  7. Adam1

    Adam1 Active Member

    Sorry it is no sign in statue. Only this see last picture
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  8. Virginia

    Virginia New Member

    The photo was so dark and blurry all I saw was the flute and Pan came to mind. Should have looked more carefully.
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought too until I looked more closely. Reason why good quality, well-lit photographs so helpful.

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  10. Adam1

    Adam1 Active Member

    New pictures now
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  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Young shepherd was my immediate reaction. His garment/drapery is overly long for a shepherd or for boys generally, so not sure artist was adhering closely to any specific tale or figure. He can be Daphnis if we want.

    Isn't he fingering the flute rather strangely?
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  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member



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  13. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same thing! Very strange/unusual indeed
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  14. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    How big/tall is the statue ? Could be spelter or zinc,looks like a fairly crude mold seam,cheaper gilding/paint.Might have gone on something-clock finial,part of garden art ?
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  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe this was the concept for... " Blow it Out your Ear !!! ":hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
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  16. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Antique depiction of 'ear candling' ?
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  17. Adam1

    Adam1 Active Member

    I dont understand ?
  18. Adam1

    Adam1 Active Member

    Is 21cm high, i think it contains both copper and tin
  19. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Joke,Witz,Grap, this-"maybe this was the concept for...'Blow it Out your Ear !!! "
  20. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Hands are wrong, I think -- left hand at top of flute, right hand lower.
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