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Funerary plaque (pinax) Lament over the body of a woman.Two women at head and foot of the funeral couch on which a dead woman lies. Siren beneath. Three birds flying above.


By date unknown: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva (said to have been found in Athens); purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch, February 3, 1927, for $ 1,250.00 (the total price for MFA 27.146 and 27.147)

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 625–610 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 557.1.


38.2 x 39.3 cm (15 1/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted terracotta


The Ancient World