A Greek terracotta figure of a sphinx
Lot 72
A Greek terracotta figure of a sphinx
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 3,300 - 4,700

Antiquities

28 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
A Greek terracotta figure of a sphinx
Corinth, circa 525-500 B.C.
Finely-modelled, seated on a low plinth, with raised wings and curled tail, depicted wearing a polos with a row of curls emerging beneath, with traces of red pigment remaining, 8.6cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private collection, England, acquired in the 1970s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 29 October 2003, lot 62 (part lot).

    This figure probably served as a votive offering and was modelled on the large sphinx acroteria on Attic grave stelae. For a similar terracotta sphinx see D. von Bothmer, Ancient Art from New York Private Collections, New York, 1961, p. 47, no. 177.
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