A carved knife handle with Apollo and Marsyas

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Last quarter of the 17th century
22 cm

Height of the handle: 8,7 cm, Totale height: 22 cm

The handle is richly carved with a mythological scene.

In the contest between Apollo with his lyre and the satyr Marsyas with the aulos, the terms stated that the winner could treat the defeated party any way he wanted. Marsyas naturally lost and was bound to a tree where was flayed alive.

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