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The Sphinx on a Pedestal
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The Sphinx on a Pedestal


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The scene on this black-figure lekythos (a container for oil) depicts an assemblage of four Theban men before the sphinx, pondering her riddle. The Sphinx sits on a column, while two of the men facing her sit on folding stools and two stand upright.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/10/1948Treatmentrepaired
7/27/1987Treatmentx-ray
6/09/2008Treatmenttechnical analysis; stabilized; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; San Diego Museum Of Art, San Diego; Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), New York. 2009-2011.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
ca. 500 BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.238
Measurements
H: 10 3/16 x Diam: 3 5/16 in. (25.8 x 8.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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