Figurine of a siren with large wings

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 012.


22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Siren standing. Yellowish-brown hair; the face was white, touched with pink; lips carmine. Patches of white on the body and arms. The legs were of bright blue of which there are patches left. In the wings traces of white and blue, and a broad horizontal band of red. No base.


By date unknown: Collection of S. D'Ehrenhoff, Swedish Minister to the Sublime Porte; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: No. 31 in Catalogue of the Sale of S. D'Ehrenhoff, Swedish minister to the Sublime Porte, there stated to have come from Myrina.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 1896

Credit Line

Anonymous gift