Fashion & Textiles Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Full-bodied vessel with a short neck, wide mouth and two handles terminating at the rim in large volutes decorated with ivy leaves. Decorated in black glaze and red-figure. Side A: The contest of Apollo and Marsyas with Apollo, central, playing the lyre and Marsyas seated above right. Around are the muses. Half-figures may be Zeus and Aphrodite. Side B: The Rape of Chrysippus: Laius drives a quadrya to left, with the youth Chrisippus beside him. The woman's bust above the chariot may be Hippodameia, mother of Chrysippus.