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Italian Grand Tour Neoclassical Carved Life-size Statues of Apollo and Marsyas
Rare carved Italian neoclassical statues of Apollo and Marsyas --undoubtably created to honor a Grand Tour Period Music Room --The Satyr Marsyas was a famous flutist from Phrygia, in today's Central Turkey,who boasted that he could play the double flute better than Apollo. When Apollo found out, he challenged the Satyr to a musical contest. The victor of the contest would do whatever he wished with the loser and the judges of the contest would be the Muses. First played Marsyas on his flute and the melody was wonderful. Then it was Apollo's turn. Apollo played notes full of harmony with his lyre and his voice was heavenly spellbinding everything around him. Then Apollo played with his lyre upside down and told Marsyas to do the same, but Marsyas was unable to. So Apollo was declared as the winner of the contest... and the punishment he chose for Marsyas was harsh: Apollo hung Marsyas over a pine tree and flayed him.
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- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1800
- Materials and TechniquesCarvedBeech
- WearMinor losses.
- DimensionsH 62 in. x W 24 in. x D 22 in.H 157.48 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 55.88 cm
- Seller LocationEssex, MA
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU86453375062
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