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Greek red figure lekythos decorated with a siren

G313

£400.00

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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.

Culture
Greek, Athens, late 5th Century BC

Size
7 x 6.1 cms

Condition
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

Provenance
Ex. private collection, The Netherlands; acquired in the 19th or early 20th Century

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