Greek red figure lekythos decorated with a sirenG313
A red figure pottery ovoid lekythos decorated with a figure of a siren.
The siren was a mythological figure shown as a bird with the head of a beautiful woman. Their singing had the power to lure sailors into perilous waters.
Greek, Athens, late 5th Century BC
7 x 6.1 cms
Spout and handle lost, surface wear and chipping as seen in the photographs, on the back there is a small area of restoration as well as some re-painting of the black field
Ex. private collection, The Netherlands; acquired in the 19th or early 20th Century