K5.17 APOLLO RIDING SWAN
|Museum Collection||British Museum, London|
|Catalogue No.||London 1917,0725.2|
|Beazley Archive No.||217933|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Meleager Painter|
|Date||ca. 400 - 380 B.C.|
Detail of Apollo riding a swan from a painting depicting the contest of Apollo and Marsyas.
Apollo rides on the back of a large swan. He holds a lyre and is crowned with a wreath of laurel. A hare crouches below him and a palm tree stands before him.
In myth the youth Cycnus of Liguria was transformed into the first Hyperborean swan by Apollo.