T61.3 MARSYAS & APOLLO
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G490|
|Beazley Archive No.||215755|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Pothos Painter|
The satyr Marsyas plays a double-flute having challenged the god Apollo to a musical contest. He has the usual features of a satyr--pug nose and assine ears and tail. Apollo stands before him holding a branch of laurel. Two Muses, one holding a scroll-box and the other a lyre, stand on either side as judges of the contest.