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Vase in the Form of a Siren
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Vase in the Form of a Siren


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Description This East Greek type of perfume vase takes the form of a siren, a mythical creature with a woman's head and a bird's body, known for her connections to the underworld and for her mesmerizing power over men. A pierced lug for hanging is attached to her back.
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2005-2006.
  • Things With Wings: Mythological Figures in Ancient Greek Art. Ward Museum, Salisbury. 2009.
Provenance Joseph Brummer Collection; Sale, Joseph Brummer Collection, pt. III, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York. June 8-9, 1949, no. 18; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1949

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Period
ca. 540 BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta, mold made
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2020
Measurements
5 1/2 x 8 7/16 x 3 7/8 in. (14 x 21.5 x 9.9 cm)
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