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Athena, Marsyas & the flute | Greek vase, Apulian red figure krater

T61.5 ATHENE & MARSYAS

Museum Collection:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue Number: Boston 00.348
Beazley Archive Number: N/A
Ware: Apulian Red Figure
Shape: Bell krater
Painter: Name Vase of the Painter of Boston 00.348
Date: ca 370 - 360 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Athena sits beneath a tree playing the flute. A youth holds a mirror up to her face to reveal the unsightly bloating of the cheeks. To the far right stands Marsyas ready to recover the discarded instrument. To her left is the old satyr Seilenos, a Bakkhante, and a god (probably Zeus).

ARTICLESAthena, Marsyas, Seilenos

 
 
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