<em>Tile with Winged Crowned Female Sphinx</em>, 3rd century B.C.E. Faience, 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 5/8 in. (6.1 × 6.1 × 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 68.19. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.19_PS1.jpg)

Tile with Winged Crowned Female Sphinx

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:3rd century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 5/8 in. (6.1 × 6.1 × 1.6 cm)


Accession Number: 68.19

Image: 68.19_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Blue and creamy white faience tile; originally square. On the obverse the representation of a striding female sphinx with wings wearing a crenelated crown; far foreleg and near hind leg advanced; short bob hairdo. Edges are beveled. Condition: Much chipped and discolored; lower left corner with foot of far leg and upper left corner lost; sides and back now dark brown to black.

Brooklyn Museum