T61.3 THE CONTEST OF APOLLO & MARSYAS
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1920,0613.2|
|Beazley Archive No.||-|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Pothos Painter|
|Date||ca. 430 - 410 B.C.|
Apollo and the satyr Marsyas compete in a musical contest. The satyr sits on a rock playing a double-flute. He has bestial ears, a pug nose and the tail of an ass, and wears a wreath of ivy. The god stands beside him crowned with and holding a wreath and branch of laurel. Two Muses flank the scene, one of which bears a lyre.
Detail of the satyr Marsyas.