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Terracotta relief of a sphinx

Period:
Archaic or Early Classical
Date:
1st half of 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Corinthian
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
H. 3 15/16 in. (10 cm.)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Helen H. Mertens Gift, 1961
Accession Number:
61.11.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The style and technique of this piece very closely correspond to those of the reliefs that ornamented shrines, altars, and temples in Corinth.
Stillwell, Agnes Newhall. 1952. Corinth: The Potters' Quarter, 15, 2. nos. 21-6, pp. 162-3, pls. 33-4, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

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