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Medium
earthenware
Measurements
17.2 × 13.9 × 14.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Apulia, Italy
Accession Number
90-D5
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1959
© Public Domain
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
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.