Winged Siren

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
late 1st century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 013.

Dimensions

23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7754

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Siren. Hair arranged like an “onkos” about the forehead. Large wings reach from shoulders to feet. Missing: curl on left side of neck; both hands; both feet.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution