Sphinx

Greek
Archaic Period
about 525 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.

Dimensions

Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.365

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sphinx facing front seated on capital. Rusty traces remain of iron pin in the base. Three bronze links of chain attached to left foreleg.

Provenance

By date unknown: according to the entry in Sculpture in Stone and Bronze: possibly found on the road from Boiotia to Delphi with 1975.364, 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

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund