|ROMAN BRONZE THEBAN SPHINX
with the body of a lion, seated, the upper torso and head of a woman, full breasts, and up-curving wings. A staff probably was inserted into the large cylindrical central cavity. Fine style.
Ca. 1st Century AD
H. 3 in (7.5 cm.)
Ex German collection, acquired in Munich, June 2005; J.M.E. collection, New York.
Exhibited: Sphinx: The Guardians of Egypt, Brussels, Oct. 19, 2006 - Feb. 25, 2007.