Figurine of a siren with large wings
Greek, East Greek
late 3rd century B.C.
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 012.
22 cm (8 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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