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Sphinx Vase Ornament
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Sphinx Vase Ornament


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Description Locri Epizephyrii (present-day Gerace, Italy), a particularly active bronze-working center, specialized in richly ornamental attachments for vessels and utensils. This vase attachment is in the form of a sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion, wings of a bird, and head of a woman. She wears a high "polos", or ritual crown.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/14/1970Examinationexamined for condition.
Provenance Lambros Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Jean P. Lambros and Giovanni Dattari Sale, Paris, June 17-19, 1912, lot 215; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
6th century BC (Archaic)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1078
Measurements
3 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 in. (8.2 x 7 x 2.5 cm)
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