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Tile with Winged Crowned Female Sphinx

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Reportedly From: Qantir, Egypt
  • DATES 3rd century B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 5/8 in. (6.1 × 6.1 × 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Tile with Winged Crowned Female Sphinx, 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)
    IMAGE overall, 68.19_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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