<em>Falcon-Headed Sphinx</em>, ca. 525-30 B.C.E. Glass, 1 1/8 x 3/16 x 2 1/4 in. (2.9 x 0.5 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1235E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1235E_wwg8.jpg)

Falcon-Headed Sphinx

Medium: Glass

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 525-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 3/16 x 2 1/4 in. (2.9 x 0.5 x 5.7 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.1235E

Image: CUR.37.1235E_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
Slightly translucent green-blue glass inlay representing, in relief (rear surface flat), a falcon-headed recumbent sphinx with human arms extended forwards in a gesture of adoration (uppermost hand palm down, lower hand palm up). The creature faces right; there is no base. The modelling is quite detailed. Condition: Small nicks; dark incrustation on rear, and in hollows.

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