Sirens as Soul Bearers on Lycian Grave Reliefs in the Classical Period

  title={Sirens as Soul Bearers on Lycian Grave Reliefs in the Classical Period},
  author={Bilsen {\"O}zdemir and Havva Karademir},
The subject matter of this paper consists of the iconographic roots of the human-headed, birdbodied figures that appear on some of the Lycian grave reliefs in the Classical Period. In total there are five human-headed bird-bodied figures on two monuments standing in the acropolis of Xanthos. One is “Building F”, the other is the pillar tomb termed the “Harpy” Monument. Researchers have connected these human-headed bird-bodied figures with the descriptions of Sirens that are recorded in Greek… Expand
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