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Weeping Siren

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The siren stood with her wings outspread, her left leg advanced. Her right hand is raised, clutching her hair, the ends of which fall loosely on her shoulders; her left hand is pressed to her breast. The pose of the hands expresses violent grief, and this is brought out even more strongly in the...

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By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "Bought by E. P. W. of Ready, who bought of a (lady) singer who said it had been given to her by Carmen Sylva, Queen of Roumania."); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 375–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 071; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height: 36.7 cm (14 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens


The Ancient World