2583. Statue of a Siren. Pentelic marble
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Found in the ancient cemetery of the Kerameikos, Athens. The mythical winged woman
with legs and tail of a bird laments the dead man whose tomb she adorned.
The palm of the left hand is all that survives of her arms, which were
raised as she pulled her curly unbound hair. The dramatic nature of her lament
is impressed both in the pronounced arc of her sappy torso, the sideways tilt of her
head and the contracted facias features. About 330 BC.
Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens , Nikolaos Kaltsas
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire