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A siren faces right with her wings outstretched. She wears a diadem. Feathers and other details are added in purple and white.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 590–580 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 555.


Height: 25.5cm (10 1/16in.); diameter: 19.5cm (7 11/16in.); height (to top of handle): 30.5cm (12in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure


The Ancient World