Inscribed fragments from upper part of a grave stele: seated Sphinx
about 535–530 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 017
10.8 x 28.9 x 5.1 cm (4.25 x 11 3/8 x 2 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 40.724a.
1931 and 1939 Purchase Funds