Future expectation Sculpture by Kirill Grekov

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Future expectation

Kirill Grekov

Estonia

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Size: 5.1 W x 21.7 H x 3.5 in

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Sculpture: Bronze on Stone.

Sirin (Old Russian Sirin, from the Greek Σειρῆνες - “sirens”) - in Old Russian art and legends a bird of paradise with the head of a virgin . It is believed that Sirin is a Slavic image of the Greek sirens. Often depicted along with another bird of paradise, Alkonost, but Sirin’s head is sometimes uncovered, and a nimbus is located around it.
Sirin owes its origin to the literary medieval tradition. The most ancient images of Sirin date back to the 10th century and are preserved on clay plates, kolts and temporal rings (Kiev, Korsun). In the medieval Russian legends, Sirin is definitely considered to be a bird of paradise, which sometimes flies to the earth and sings prophetic songs about future bliss.


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