Egyptian spirit *** Sirin and Alkonost by Alivis on DeviantArt. Sirin and Alkonost, birds of joy and sorrow. Sirin is a mythological creature of Russian legends, with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird (usually an owl).
Russian lacquer miniature from the village of Fedoskino. Russian beauty in a kokoshnik, the traditional headdress, admires a beautiful flower. It's an illustration to the fairy tale "The Scarlet Flower".