<em>Sphinx with Falcon-Headed Vessel</em>, 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 3/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (3 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1316E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1316E_wwg8.jpg)

Sphinx with Falcon-Headed Vessel

Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:525-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 3/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in. (3 x 2.1 x 0.4 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1316E

Image: CUR.37.1316E_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Opaque glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface flat), a human-headed recumbent sphinx wearing a “Nemes”. Its arms and human hands are extended forwards to hold a mummiform falcon-headed figure (canopic jar?). Both figures rest on a low plinth. The sphinx and the area of the base beneath him are a grass green; the falcon-headed figure and the part of the base beneath it as well as the sphinx’s hands are blue. Condition: Tan incrustation in hollows.

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