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Sphinx

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Sphinx seated right on capital, right wing broken off just above body. Rusty traces remain of the iron pin attached to the capital.

Provenance

By date unknown: according to the entry in Sculpture in Stone and Bronze: possibly found on the road from Boiotia to Delphi with 1975.365, 1975.811, and 1975.812; by October 1974: in the trade according to Peter Sharrer; purchased by Peter Sharrer, Ancient Art, Inc., 72 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450, October 1974; purchased by MFA from Peter Sharrer, September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.364

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture