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Figure of a Seated Sphinx

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Collected: Egypt
  • DATES 332-31 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 5/16 x 15/16 in. (3 x 0.8 x 2.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.97
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of a Seated Sphinx, 332-31 B.C.E. Faience, 1 3/16 x 5/16 x 15/16 in. (3 x 0.8 x 2.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.97. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.97_View4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.97_View4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small brown, originally green, faience figure of a seated sphinx with cat (?) body and human head, used as amulet. Three side-locks on head. Oblong base. Area between front legs and paws cut out. Condition: Glaze badly worn. Some traces of original green glaze. Entire surface very dirty.
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