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Reclining Sphinx

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Graeco-Egyptian
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 332-ca. 31 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (11.5 x 1.9 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.51
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.51_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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