Pan (White)

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Pan
PAN sculpture.jpg
Artist Roger White (sculptor)
Year 1980 (1980)
Type Bronze
Dimensions 76 cm × 36 cm × 48 cm (30 in × 14 in × 19 in)
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Coordinates 39°46′19″N 86°9′27″W / 39.77194°N 86.15750°W / 39.77194; -86.15750
Owner City of Indianapolis

Pan is a public artwork by sculptor Roger White located at the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. This work was originally surveyed in 1993 as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! program. A former water fountain, this piece is part of a National Historic Landmark District.[1]

Description[edit]

It is a bronze figure of Pan sitting on a limestone tree stump. Pan is nude and his furry proper right knee is bent upwards to his chest with his other leg hangs over the side of the stump. The satyr holds a pan flute in his hand, holding it up to his mouth, as if playing it for nearby Syrinx.[1]

Information[edit]

Pan was originally designed by Myra Reynolds Richards. Richards' original Syrinx and Pan sculptures were dedicated in 1923. Eventually, both pieces were stolen, with Syrinx disappearing in 1959 and Pan c. 1970. The parks department commissioned Adolph Wolter to replace the pieces, and in 1973 they were reinstalled in their current location in University Park at the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza. However, Wolter's Pan would eventually be stolen as well, and sculptor Roger White was commissioned to replace the piece. Pan was replaced in 1980 by White.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Save Outdoor Sculpture (1993). "Syrinx (sculpture).". SOS. Smithsonian. Retrieved 6 January 2010.