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T61.3 MARSYAS & APOLLO

Marsyas & Apollo | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Musée du Louvre, Paris
Catalogue No. Louvre G490
Beazley Archive No. 215755
Ware Attic Red Figure
Shape Krater, Bell
Painter Attributed to the Pothos Painter
Date -
Period Early Classical

DESCRIPTION

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.

ARTICLES

Marsyas, Apollo, Muses