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View representations of sphinxes in different media and from different time periods.

View representations of sphinxes in different media and from different time periods.

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Marble capital and finial in the form of a sphinx, ca. 530 B.C.
Greek, Attic.
Marble, Parian
Munsey Fund, 1936, 1938 (11.185d, x)
Bronze foot in the form of a sphinx, ca. 600 B.C.
Greek, Archaic.
Bronze
Gift from the family of Howard J. Barnet, in his memory, 2000 (2000.660)
Bronze statuette of a sphinx, ca. 1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.
Greek or Roman
Bronze
Purchase, 1900 (00.13.17)
Limestone column capital, late 4th–3rd century B.C.
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Limestone
Gift of the Aboutaam Family, 1995 (1995.95)
Limestone funerary stele (shaft) surmounted by two sphinxes, last quarter of the 5th century B.C.
Cypriot
Limestone
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 (74.51.2499)
Terracotta dinos (mixing bowl), ca. 630–615 B.C.
Attributed to the Polyteleia Painter (Greek, Corinthian)
Terracotta; black-figure
The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Louis V. Bell Fund, 1997 (1997.36)
Bronze mitra (belly guard), late 7th century B.C.
Greek, Cretan
Bronze
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989 (1989.281.53)
Terracotta stand, ca. 520 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; red-figure
Louis V. Bell Fund, 1965 (65.11.14)
Terracotta Little Master cup, ca. 565–550 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Terracotta; black-figure
Rogers Fund, 1903 (03.24.31)