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Sign: Montpellier - Jacques Louis Robert Villeneuve "Marsyas" outdoor sculpture


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121 B Allée de Jérusalem, 34000 Montpellier, France
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On the sign:
MARSYAS
PAR
J VILLENEUVE
Musicien rustique
Marsyas défia Apollon a qui chanterait le mieux
Pour le punir Apollon le fit lier à un arbre et ecorcher tout vif
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The statue was photographed that day by the same photographer Click for a larger image

The statue depicts the Satyr Marsyas who after finding the Aulus flute, invited the god Apollo to a musical competition, and after losing Apollo skinned him alive as a punishment for his pride.

Translation of the text on the sign:
MARSYAS
By
J VILLENEUVE
Rustic musician
Marsyas challenged Apollo who would sing the best
To punish him Apollo had him tied to a tree and skinned alive



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