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Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Qantir, Egypt
  • DATES 3rd century B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27, or later
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.7 x 1.4 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square faience tile glazed on all surfaces. Obverse, on pale blue ground, a striding human-headed winged griffon wearing a coronet-type crown. Hair dressed in Persian style, short, pointed beard, tail erect. All other surfaces of tile are pale, yellow, mat finish. Hard, fine grained faience. Condition: All edges chipped. Lower left corner of obverse broken. Use of tile not apparent.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx, 3rd century B.C.E. Faience, 2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.7 x 1.4 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 59.33.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.33.1_PS1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 59.33.1_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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