MELPOMENE - The “Songstress” is the muse of Tragedy in spite of her Joyous Singing and is represented by the tragic mask. She is sometimes seen with garland, a club and a sword. She is often seen wearing cothurnes, boots traditionally worn by tragic actors, and a crown of cypress.
Histoire and Collections #HNC-3873: Painting Guide for AFV of WWII & Modern Era by Jose Luis Lopez. http://www.michtoy.com/item-HNC-3873-Painting_Guide_for_AFV_of_WWII_and_Modern_Era_by_Jose_Luis_Lopez.html