Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
3rd century B.C.E.
Dynasty 27, or later
2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.7 x 1.4 x 6.7 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Tile with Winged, Crowned Sphinx, 3rd century B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 2 5/8 x 9/16 x 2 5/8 in. (6.7 x 1.4 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 59.33.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.33.1_PS1.jpg)
overall, 59.33.1_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Square faience tile glazed on all surfaces. Obverse, on pale blue ground, a striding human-headed winged griffon wearing a coronet-type crown. Hair dressed in Persian style, short, pointed beard, tail erect. All other surfaces of tile are pale, yellow, mat finish. Hard, fine grained faience.
Condition: All edges chipped. Lower left corner of obverse broken. Use of tile not apparent.
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