|ROMAN BRONZE PROTOME OF A SPHINX
With the head and bust of a woman, up-turned wings, and lion's paws. She wears a mural crown and may represent Tyche, goddess of destiny. A rare type.
1st-2nd Century AD
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.)
Ex South German private collection assembled from the 1970s; J.M.E. collection, NY.