Bronze box mirror


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158

In relief, the satyr Marsyas and Scythian slave

Marsyas was so proficient at playing the double flute that he challenged the god Apollo himself to a contest. Apollo agreed on condition that the victor could do as he pleased to the vanquished, and after winning, he had Marsyas flayed alive by a Scythian slave.

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