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Apollo with Lyre


Mark Cartwright
by Dennis Jarvis
published on 16 December 2012
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A kylix depicting the god Apollo pouring a libation and holding an early version of the lyre (chelys) which was made from the shell of a tortoise. The bird may represent the crow which announced the marriage of the nymph Aigle-Korone, the daughter of King Phlegyas. Provenance: Delphi, 480-470 BCE, artist unknown. (Delphi Archaeological Museum).

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  • Kolonia R. Delphi Archaeological Museum. MOCARF, Athens, 2009

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