Ancient Art

Figure of a Mourning Siren

ca. 350–300 B.C.

Limestone with red, blue, brown, and white pigment

7.3 x 7.1 x 4.9 cm (2 7/8 x 2 13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Gift of Molly and Walter Bareiss, B.S. 1940
2001.28.11
Culture: 
Greek, South Italian
Period: 
Hellenistic, 3rd or 2nd century B.C.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

From the Collection of Molly and Walter Bareiss; Bareiss catalogue number CR 0046.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2001,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2002): 126, ill.

“Siren,” https://www.britannica.com/topic/Siren-Greek-mythology (accessed April 18, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.