<em>Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx</em>, 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)

Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:3rd century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.7 x 1.4 x 6.7 cm)


Accession Number: 59.33.1

Image: 59.33.1_PS1.jpg,

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.

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