Regular price 15,000.00TL
Aglaopheme and Thelxipeia (Sirens), 2020
Cast aluminum with bronze patina
26,5 H x 22 W x 15 cm
Weight: 4,5 kg
Limited Edition of 7
The sculpture ships in a crate
AGLAOPHEME AND THELXIPEIA (SIRENS)In Greek mythology the Sirens were sea deities who lived on an island called Sirenum scopuli. In some different traditions they are placed on Cape Pelorum, others in the island of Anthemusa, and still others in the Sirenusian islands near Paestum, or in Capreae.
All locations were described to be surrounded by cliffs and rocks. Seamen who sailed near were decoyed with the Sirens' enchanting music to shipwreck on the rocky coast, and the Sirens devoured them. The Sirens were considered the daughters of Achelous or Phorcys. Homer says nothing of their number, but later writers mention both their names and number. Some state that they were two, Aglaopheme and Thelxiepeia.