Iconography
GODS & MYTHS
Marsyas
Census of Antique Art known to the RenaissanceKnown PrototypesRome, Villa Doria-Pamphili (sarcophagus)
Further details
The slaying of Marsyas: The reclined youth grasping the right knee of Marsyas is perhaps a local Phrygian god (Carl Robert), possibly the river Marsyas. To the right of Marsyas, a Scythian with a knelt blade-sharpener assisting him. The figure on the right end is a river god or River Marsyas
ARTIST/CREATOR
Ancient Roman
DATE
3rd century
LOCATION
Rome, Villa Doria Pamphili
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Carl Robert, Die antiken Sarkophagreliefs, Bd 3, Einzelmythen, Part 2, Hippolytos - Meleagros, Berlin 1904, pp. 259-260, no. 207; Anna Marguerite McCann, Roman Sarcophagi in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1978, pp. 82-83.
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Dean's Development Fund of the School of Advanced Study, University of London
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