In Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cultures, as far as 7000 years ago, birds were depicted on tombs, carrying spirits to the underworld. These bird goddesses are believed to be precursors of the Sirens. In Egypt, the departing souls were depicted as birds with human faces. These Sirens with their fateful songs offered a glimpse behind the veil, a chance to hear how earthly glories would echo in eternity. The Classical Greeks imagined Sirens as bird-women, creatures of the Mediterranean cultures traditionally associated with hidden knowledge.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.