Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Limestone funerary stele with two recumbent sphinxes

Period:
Archaic
Date:
2nd half of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 22 1/4 x 19 x 6 3/4 in. (56.5 x 48.3 x 17.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2877
Not on view
Sphinxes back to back, crescent and disk symbol below.
From the necropolis of Golgoi

Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. no. 825, p. 55, pl. XIII.20, St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1410, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Tatton-Brown, Veronica. 1986. "Gravestones of the Archaic and Classical Periods: Local Production and Foreign Influences." Acts of the International Archaeological Symposium "Cyprus between the Orient and the Occident" : Nicosia, 8-14 Sept. 1985, Prof. Vassos Karageorghis, ed. p. 442, pl. XLVII.3, Nicosia: Department of Antiquities of Cyprus.

Pogiatzi, Elena. 2003. Die Grabreliefs auf Zypern: von der archaischen bis zur romischen Zeit. no. 13, pp. 7, 77, 84–5, 113, pl. IX, Mannheim: Bibliopolis.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 466, pp. 334–35, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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