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.
- 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 E. Zoumpoulakis, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1925, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P2598]; 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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