O21.2 ODYSSEUS & THE SIRENS
|Museum Collection||Antikensammlung Berlin|
|Catalogue No.||Berlin V.I. 4532|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Paestan Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to Python|
|Date||ca 340 B.C.|
Odysseus, bound to the mast of his ship, listens to the song of the Sirens. The creatures are depicted as centaurine avians, with the heads, arms and torsos of women set atop the bodies of birds. One beats a castanet and the other plucks a lyre.