Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
332-ca. 31 B.C.E.
Ptolemaic Period to Early Roman Period
4 1/2 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (11.5 x 1.9 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Graeco-Egyptian. Reclining Sphinx, 332-ca. 31 B.C.E. Bronze, 4 1/2 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (11.5 x 1.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.51. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.51_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
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Small bronze sphinx reclining on oblong base. From the back of sphinx springs large bronze branch. Probably a foot from a small shrine or chest.
Condition: Intact. Surface in good condition. Will be improved by cleaning. An unusual type. So far no parallel has been located.
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