London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTO-PERSIAN GREY STONE RECUMBENT SPHINX
LATE PTOLEMAIC/ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./1ST CENTURY A.D.
With forelegs stretched out infront, its tail curled over the left haunch, ribs indicated on each side, with traces of frontal lappets and pigtail along the spine from a nemes-headdress, on integral rectangular base, head missing
21 in. (53.3 cm.) long; 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
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