Terracotta Statuette of a Siren

Archaic Greece (550-500 BC)

The Sirens were mythical creatures said to lure sailors to their doom with their songs. In modern art they often appear as mermaid like creatures because of their link to the sea, however in Greek mythology they were these bird-women who clung to rocks. This statuette may have been a dedication in a sanctuary.

Source:The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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