T61.2 MARSYAS & APOLLO
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G516|
|Beazley Archive No.||215754|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Pothos Painter|
The satyr Marsyas challenges the god Apollo to a musical contest. He is seated on a rock beneath a pine-tree and holds a double-flute in his hand. Apollo stands before him holding a laurel-branch and lyre. The pair are surrounded by three Muses who have been tasked with judging the contest. One holds a lyre and another a scroll-box. According to the myth, Marsyas loses the contest and is bound to the tree and flayed alive.