Siren of Cannossa
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The "Siren of Canosa" accompanied the deceased among grave goods in a burial and has some psychopomp characteristics, guiding the dead on the after-life journey. The cast terracotta figure bears traces of its original white pigment. The woman bears the feet and the wings and tail of a bird. It is conserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Spain, in Madrid.