The Sirens

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The Sirens and Odysseus, relief on an Etruscan urn, in the museum at Volterra

In the Etruscan version of the myth, the Sirens appear in fully human form as three women seated on the shire playing the lyre, the Pan pipes and the double flute.

The ship has already passed the Sirens but Eurylochis and Perimedes are binding Odysseus still tighter, in accordance with the command he had given them.

The ship is decorated with shields and is steered by a large paddle with a bent handle.

Below the bow on the right can be seen the artist's attempt to represent the oars on the farther side of the vessel, shown as a cluster.