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Contest of Apollo & Marsyas, with the Muses | Greek vase, Athenian red figure krater

T61.3 APOLLON & MARSYAS

Museum Collection: Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Catalogue Number: Louvre G490
Beazley Archive Number: 215755
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 on a rock playing his double-flute, and is shown with the features common to his kind: pug nose, horse's tail and ears. Beside him stands Apollon holding a laurel branch staff, and to either side a pair of Mousai (Muses), one holding a lyre, the other a scroll box, who have been appointed as judges in the contest.

 
 
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