Head and Forepart of Body of Sphinx
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd-3rd century C.E. (probably)
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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
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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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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.
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