This plate tells the story of a musical contest between the god Apollo and the satyr Marsyas, drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses. According to the ancient legend, Marsyas discovered a flute and foolishly challenged Apollo, master of the lyre, to a contest, the winner of which could inflict whatever punishment he chose on the loser. The figures on this plate are adapted from two woodcuts. On the left, Apollo stands watching a young Marsyas attempting to play his instrument upside down. The victorious Apollo, on the right, then takes a particularly cruel revenge, tying his opponent, now changed into an old and bearded man, to a tree and flaying him alive. This plate, which was part of a larger service, displays the coat of arms of the family who commissioned it in the center.