Pan and Syrinx

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Artist: Caesar van Everdingen
Artwork: Pan and Syrinx
Description: The painting depicts the myth of Pan and Syrinx. In the story, the god Pan pursues the nymph Syrinx, who flees from him. As she runs, she prays to the gods to help her escape, and they transform her into a reed. Pan is heartbroken and creates a musical instrument, the pan flute, from the reeds that Syrinx has become.

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