London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A RHODIAN LIMESTONE SPHINX
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Wearing an egyptianizing headdress with side lappets, the striated wings outstretched above the back, tail curled around left hind leg, seated on an integral rectangular base, mounted
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) high excl. mount
Swiss private collection, acquired prior to 1960 by the grandmother of the present owner.
An ink inscribed label reading 'Statuette IVème ... sphinx ... Kameiros ...'.
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