Fashion & Textiles Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Small trefoil-lipped, single-handled jug with stout ovoid/globular body. Decorated in black glaze with a red-figure scene of the contest of Marsyas and Apollo. Marsyas stands left, naked, and leaning on a pillar. Apollo, elaborately dressed, plays the lyre centre, while the judge (or a young man) sits to the right on a pile of rocks. At each side of the scene is a dwarf. Both dwarfs appear padded and caricatured. On the neck is an egg-and-dart pattern. Below the scene is a band of meander and saltires.