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Vase in the form of a siren

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Perfumed oil flask in the form of a female-headed bird, or siren. The body is spotted in brown, with brown on the tail, feet, and hair, which has added red. There is a hole on either side of the neck through the hair for suspension. Condition: Hole in top of head. The right rear foot is missing.

Provenance

By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, May 12, 1965

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Greek, Middle to Late Corinthian Period, about 575 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.567

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels