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Siren from the rim of a lebes

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The Siren's wings and tail are spread. The arms lie along the upper sides of the wings. The ring in the middle of the back is solid. Underneath: incised Greek letters lambda and kappa. Patina green-blue and crusty; the back has a calcareous deposit.


By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: The patina agrees with account of the vendor in Athens who said it was found at Olympia.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Orientalizing Period, mid-7th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 402; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 124 (additional published references).


Height: 5.2 cm (2 1/2 in.); width: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.); depth: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World