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O21.2B ODYSSEUS & THE SIRENS

Odysseus & Sirens | Paestan red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Antikensammlung Berlin
Catalogue No. Berlin V.I. 4532
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Paestan Red Figure
Shape Krater, Bell
Painter Attributed to Python
Date ca 340 B.C.
Period Late Classical

DESCRIPTION

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.

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Sirens

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O21.2 Sirens

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O21.2C Siren