Head and Forepart of Body of Sphinx
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd-3rd century C.E. (probably)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
Head and forepart of body of striding royal sphinx in soft limestone. Plain Nemes headdress with uraeus. Face roughly worked with small protruding mouth; right leg advanced. Probably a representation of a Roman emperor.
Condition: Poor. Surface worn. Only about one third of body preserved. Front legs missing. No trace of paint.
This item is not on view
Head and Forepart of Body of Sphinx, 2nd-3rd century C.E. (probably). Limestone, 9 3/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23.3 x 16.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.622. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.622_negA_bw.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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