about 525 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 090.
Height: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Sphinx facing front seated on capital. Rusty traces remain of iron pin in the base. Three bronze links of chain attached to left foreleg.
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
Frank B. Bemis Fund