Inscribed fragments from upper part of a grave stele: seated Sphinx
about 535–530 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 017; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 106 (additional published references).
40.724a: Height x width: 15.6 x 11 cm (6 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.) 40.724b: Height x width: 11.1 x 25.5 cm 4 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
One of two preserved fragments from a dedicatory inscription associated with the grave stele with a seated sphinx (40.576).
Said to have been found in Vari, near Sounio, Greece [see note 1]. July 23, 1930, sold by Edward Zoumpoulakis (dealer), Athens, to Brummer Gallery, New York (stock no. P7165); 1940, sold by Brummer Gallery to the MFA for $65,000 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: October 10, 1940)
NOTES:  According to the Brummer Gallery stock card.  Acquired with MFA accession nos. 40.576 and 40.724b.
1931 and 1939 Purchase Funds