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Sphinx-Shaped Doorstop

Decorative Arts

MAKER Unknown
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 5 x 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (12.7 x 9.5 x 22.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.108.11
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Unknown. Sphinx-Shaped Doorstop, 20th century. Glazed earthenware, 5 x 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (12.7 x 9.5 x 22.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 1999.108.11. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.1999.108.11_front.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sphinx doorstop, sewer pipe clay. The reclining sphinx is on a pedestal base and is a loose interperatation of the well-known Sphinx of Egypt. About three-quarters of the object was painted in a dark maroon color. Condition: Good overall condition. Minor loss to the item around the nose and hair. Firing cracks to the base.
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    Sphinx-Shaped Doorstop