Bronze thymiaterion (incense burner) with Marsyas


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

This magnificent incense burner is embellished with a figure of Marsyas, the ill-fated satyr who was punished for his hubris by Apollo. We see him bound to the shaft of the incense burner where he will be flayed alive. His leg is inscribed with the Etruscan word SUTHINA, a funerary custom indicating that this object was dedicated as a tomb offering.

Bronze thymiaterion (incense burner) with Marsyas, Bronze, Etruscan

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