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Gilt bronze plaque, Ovid's Metamor.

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A fragment in relief showing a scene from Ovid's Metamorphoses: Marsyas flayed by Apollo. Figure of marsyas flung back against tree, Apollo in cloak and boots working on his right leg. Reed instrument on ground, large leafy tree at left. Companion to cask Companion to 56.308a-e.

Provenance

1972, sold by Blumka Gallery, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 7, 1972)

Credit Line

Seth Kettell Sweetser Fund

German (Augsburg), about 1700

Object Place

Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

12.7 x 12.7 cm (5 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

1972.399

Medium or Technique

Metal; Gilded bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture