about 500 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.
Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Sphinx seated right on capital, right wing broken off just above body. Rusty traces remain of the iron pin attached to the capital.
By date unknown: according to the entry in Sculpture in Stone and Bronze: possibly found on the road from Boiotia to Delphi with 1975.365, 1975.811, and 1975.812; by October 1974: in the trade according to Peter Sharrer; purchased by Peter Sharrer, Ancient Art, Inc., 72 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, New Jersey 07450, October 1974; purchased by MFA from Peter Sharrer, September 10, 1975
Frank B. Bemis Fund