ostracon ancient art



Apulian Guttus with Siren, 350-325 BC

The medallion decorated with a Siren seen from the front, she appears between volutes and flower tendrils.

The nice head of a goddess with a polos crown, the full bosom and the wings point however to a Siren. Buschor calls them 'Muses of the Afterlife', and they fit well into the context of death.

For a closely related example, cf. Beazley Archive vase no. 1008608.

Intact. Metallic black gloss with small retouches on the medallion.

H. to spout 8.6 cm (3.4 in), D. with handle 11.6 cm (4.6 in)

Ex Swiss private collection, acquired 2002 from Fortuna Galerie Zurich, inventory no. M4799 (comes with Fortuna's original description, dated May 07, 2002).

890 USD

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