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Title: Xanthos, the so-called 'Harpy Tomb'

Pillar standing on a massive base. At the top there is a chamber decorated with marble slabs, with representation of female winged figures. In the past they were believed being harpies. They are female sirens that guide the souls of the dead in the afterlife.

Place: Xanthos, Turkey  
Languages: No linguistic content; Not applicable
Medium: stone (worked rock)
marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: UNIBO Collection  
Physical type: 
Material and technique: sculpting
relief (sculpture techniques)
Data provider: University of Bologna  
License: All rights reserved
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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