Head of Marsyas

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019
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The head belongs to a statue from a group composition, which probably represented the musical contest between Apollo and the Silenus Marsyas. Marsyas' painted facial expression shows that he is starting to realize the full implication of his defeat and threatened punishment. From the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy. Marble. Roman copy of an original one, 150-100 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Head of Marsyas. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11380/head-of-marsyas/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Marsyas." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11380/head-of-marsyas/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Marsyas." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 30 Nov 2021.