Limestone statue of a sphinx

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153

The surface details of Archaic sculpture were meticulously rendered as decorative patterns. Here the breast feathers were indicated with compass-drawn arcs, and the flight feathers with thin bands and slight gradations of relief.

Limestone statue of a sphinx, Limestone, Greek, Attic

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