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Caricature: Nude lady

Caricature: Siren plucked of her feathers represented as a fat old woman, with thin legs like those of a bird. Traces of red on hair, and of white slip. Missing; right arm, left hand, legs from knee. Label text: The woman's thick lips suggest a foreign, perhaps African origin. She may be a...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

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The Ancient World