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Odysseus & the song of the Sirens | Greek vase, Paestan red figure krater

O21.2B ODYSSEUS & THE SEIRENES

Museum Collection:  Antikenmuseen, Berlin, Germany
Catalogue No.: Berlin V.I. 4532
Beazley Archive No.: N/A
Ware: Paestan Red Figure
Shape: Bell krater
Painter: Attributed to Python
Date: ca 340 BC
Period: Late Classical

SUMMARY

Odysseus and his men encounter the Seirenes: centaurine, bird-women, seated high upon rocky outcroppings, one each playing lyre and castanet. Odysseus stands tied to the mast, listening to their song, while his men row by with ears blocked.

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