|ROMAN BRONZE SEATED THEBAN SPHINX
With female head, full breasts, lion's body, and up-curving wings. Superb style.
Ca. 2nd Century AD
H. 3 1/4 in (8.2 cm.)
Ex Australian collection, acquired from the Museum of Classical Antiquities, Maine, USA, in the late 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired at Bonham’s, London, October 2004.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 46.