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.
|7/14/1970||Examination||examined 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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