The satyr Marsyas teaching Olympus to play
The satyr Marsyas teaching Olympus to play the Tibia or flute.. The satyr Marsyas sitting on a stone teaching the boy Olympus to play the Tibia or flute, the same subject as rendered by the famous Greek artist Polygnotus. Vignette below shows a Roman villa. Copperplate engraved by Tommaso Piroli from his own Antichita di Ercolano (Antiquities of Herculaneum), Rome, 1789.
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Cover design for Narcisse by Nikolai Tcherepnin
Cover design for Narcisse, a mythological poem set to music by the Russian composer Nikolai Nikolayevich Tcherepnin (1873-1945). Tcherepnin wrote a ballet piece entitled Narcisse et Echo in 1911, and this may be a movement from it. A performance by the Ballets Russes took place at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in July 1912, with designs by Bakst. On this cover, a bright green faun is depicted, playing a long flute or pipe.
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Ancient Greek pottery, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Ancient Greek pottery, (1898). 'Figs 1-9: Forms of Greek vases. Fig 1: Amphora, vessel for oil, wine etc. Fig 2: Hydria, vessel for carrying water. Fig 3: Urn, a cinerary vessel. Fig 4: Oenochoe, wine-can, pouring-vessel. Fig 5: Cylix, drinking-cup. Fig 6: Deinos, crater, vessel for mixing wine and water. Fig 7: Lecythus, vessel for anointing-oil. Fig 8: Cantharus, two-handled drinking-cup. Fig 9: Rhyton, drinking-vessel. Fig. 10: Female figure on an Amphora in the National Museum at Naples. Figs 11-32: Ornaments on vases in the Museums of Naples, Rome, Munich, Paris and London'. Plate 6 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]
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