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Apollo with a knife is about to flay Marsyas, who is tied to a tree.

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Names
Rey, A. (Engraver)
Bineteau, P. (Lithographer)
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- J-M

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON MYT-J-M
Topics
Lyres
Mythology
Satyrs (Greek mythology)
Punishment & torture
Apollo (Greek deity)
Flaying
Gods & goddesses
Marsyas (Greek deity)
Notes
Content : After losing a music contest with Apollo, the satyr Marsyas is flayed alive as punishment. Marsyas is fastened to a pine tree from which is suspended a skin enclosing flutes. Apollo with a knife is about to flay him. Pan with horns and goat legs is seated on his chlamys holding a phial and an alabastron. He looks toward Venus who holds a mirror and a myrtle wreath. Winged Eros holds a palm and bandelettes.

Statement of Responsibility: Written on border: "From Antike Bildwerke by Gerhard."

Source note: Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l''histoire des religions et des moeurs de l''antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.
Physical Description
Form: Lithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 20.5 x 25.8 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: d59e55c0-c5be-012f-168f-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Apollo with a knife is about to flay Marsyas, who is tied to a tree." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6064-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Apollo with a knife is about to flay Marsyas, who is tied to a tree." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6064-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Apollo with a knife is about to flay Marsyas, who is tied to a tree. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-6064-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Apollo with a knife is about to flay Marsyas, who is tied to a tree.