TOMB HARPIES

At the Archeological Museum in Seljuk. Museum artifacts and a first take on one of the famous carved chairs from the theater at Priene. I love these Harpies, clearly the precursors to the Christian angels.

3rd C BC [Harpy] / Lion-Clawed marble chair at Priene, Chicken-footed angels on tomb from Ephesus. / 8-7 C BC Bronze faucet [dragon in center] / Actual size [next to guarded warrior carving] / 7-6 C BC [small griffins in upper right corner] / Angel birds 3rd C BC carved on a tomb [harpies] ©TriciVenola ’15

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