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Marsyas & Apollo in contest, with the Muses | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

T61.2 APOLLON & MARSYAS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue No.: Louvre G516
Beazley Archive No.: 215754
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Krater, bell
Painter: Attributed to the Pothos Painter
Date: --
Period: Early Classical

ARTICLES

Marsyas, Apollon, Mousai

SUMMARY

The satyr Marsyas challenges Apollon to a musical contest. He sits beneath a pine tree, that to which he is destined to be bound and flayed, holding his double flute. He has the typical features of a satyr: pug nose, horse's tail and ears. Apollon stands beside him, holding a lyre and laurel branch staff in his hands. The two contestants are surrounded by three of the Mousai, one holding a lyre, another a scroll-box, who have been appoitned to judge the contest.

 
 
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