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Marsyas

From the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, a detail of Balthasar Permoser's bust of Marsyas, the man who challenged Apollo to a flute contenst and was flayed alive when he lost.

 

"Why do you tear me from myself? Oh, I repent! Oh, a flute is not worth such a price!" - Ovid

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Taken on April 26, 2006