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Siren and onocentaur lure sailors

Siren and onocentaur lure sailors

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Caption

Siren and onocentaur lure sailors, (Miniature) A siren, depicted as a woman with the tail of a fish, lures a sailor from a boat to drown in the depths of the sea. Another sailor stops his ears to avoid hearing the siren's song. An onocentaur, half man, half ass, carrying a bow is shown alongside the boat. Text below. A Mermaid and Siren below a small boat, with three sailors. Image taken from Dicta Chrysostomi. Originally published in N. France or S. Netherlands; 1280-1300.

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