Ornament in the form of a sphinx
Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.) Weight: 1.54 gm
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
An ornament in the form of a seated sphinx. The function is uncertain. A high, scroll wing curves above the head. The other wing is missing and may never have been added since there is no evidence of damage. The sphinx sits on a thin flat disc. A suspension loop is attached to the base of the sphinx, so it would hang upside down if threaded.
By date unknown: with Cavandonis; November 1882: purchased by MFA from Cavandonis for $ 58.50