Vase in the form of a siren
Middle to Late Corinthian Period
about 575 B.C.
Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth
Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
By 1965: with Tassos Zoumboulakis, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Tassos Zoumboulakis, May 12, 1965
Seth K. Sweetser Fund