<em>Sphinx of King Sheshenq</em>, ca. 945-712 B.C.E. Bronze, 1 15/16 x 13/16 x 2 7/8 in. (4.9 x 2.1 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.586. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.586_SL1.jpg)

Sphinx of King Sheshenq

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 945-712 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 13/16 x 2 7/8 in. (4.9 x 2.1 x 7.3 cm) mount (Display dimensions): 2 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 3 in. (5.7 x 2.9 x 7.6 cm)



Accession Number: 33.586

Image: 33.586_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Recumbent bronze sphinx with royal head wearing nemes headdress and beard. Wings and tail of falcon (?) incised on body. Two pins on underside of body for insertion in a separate base. Incised on breast "The good god, (uncertain cartouche)", possibly Seshonk V. Condition: Good. One leg slightly bent. Surface cleaned before purchase and is dull and black. Some slight encrustation around inscription

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