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Bronze statuette of a siren

ca. 500 B.C.
South Italian or Etruscan
Overall: 3 3/16 x 1 3/8 x 2 5/8 in. (8.1 x 3.5 x 6.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. Gift and Rogers Fund, 1996
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 152
The siren wears a diadem embellished with flowers. She originally may have stood on the lid of a vase.
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: the Norbert Schimmel Collection, New York, Jürgen Settgast, ed. no. 55a, Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Sotheby's, New York. 1992. Antiquities from the Norbert Schimmel Collection. December 17, 1992. lot 51.

Sotheby's, New York. 1995. Important Classical, Egyptian, and Western Asiatic Antiquities and Islamic Works of Art. December 8, 1995. lot 53.

Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, and Ariel Herrmann. 1996. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1995–1996: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 54(2): p. 10.

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