“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
If that were an accurate reenactment, that whole wax-in-the-ears thing would be totally useless, man.
LOL! But what a way to go....;-) *Of course, the ancient Greeks thought the Sirens were half-birds. The whole mermaid image didn't come along until the Middle Ages. I guess the painter didn't want his audience to confuse them with Harpies.