The object reflects both the function of a vase and the typical characteristics of statuettes as means of decoration. The “faun” is a popular figure of symbolism its dynamic, naturalistic interpretation matches well the excessive curves of the vase. Contemporary critics established some common features between this piece and the bronze ox head vase, made by Elza Kövesházi-Kalmár and owned by the Hungarian National Gallery.


  • Title: Vase - with faun head
  • Creator: Telcs, Ede
  • Creator Lifespan: 1872-1948
  • Date Created: ca. 1910
  • Location: Museum of Applied Arts - György Ráth Villa 1068 Budapest, Városligeti av.12.
  • Location Created: Budapest
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings: "TE"
  • Physical Dimensions: 22.5 cm (height), 13,5 x 11 cm (base diameter)
  • Rights: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, 2021, CC-BY-NC-SA-4.0
  • External Link: https://gyujtemeny.imm.hu/gyujtemeny/vaza-faun-fejjel/31
  • Medium: bronze
  • Art Movement: Art Nouveau

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