<em>Head and Forepart of Body of Sphinx</em>, 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)

Head and Forepart of Body of Sphinx

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:2nd–3rd century C.E. (probably)

Dimensions: 9 3/16 x 6 1/2 in. (23.3 x 16.5 cm)


Accession Number: 16.622

Image: CUR.16.622_negA_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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