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Relief with an old man and a siren

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The upper left third, including the head of the "Lasa" and the left elbow of the sleeping man, is missing. The surfaces are worn and discolored with incrustation. A winged female with large bird feet is about to bestride a sleeping old man. He has spread his cloak in a rocky landscape, a tree...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: formerly in the Greau and Froehner collections and bought in Paris); 1908: gift to MFA from Fiske Warren and Edward Perry Warren; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Fiske Warren and Edward Perry Warren

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 115; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).


Overall: 40.3 x 40 x 10.2 cm (15 7/8 x 15 3/4 x 4 in.) Weight: 20.41 kg (45 lb.) Mounted: 12.7 cm (5 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Hymettos


The Ancient World