Vase in the form of a siren

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


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.567

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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