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Statuette of a Sphinx from a Barque Standard

A work made of copper alloy.
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  • A work made of copper alloy.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–22 (about 984–715 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The sphinx god Tutu stood on the bows of the sacred boats that carried statues of the pharaoh and the gods. The power of the sphinx, represented by the head of the king and the body of a lion, is further emphasized by the two cobras that rear up at its paws.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of a Sphinx from a Barque Standard

Origin

Egypt

Date

Made 984 BCE–715 BCE

Medium

Copper alloy

Dimensions

22.2 × 16.5 × 3.6 cm (8 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 1 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming

Reference Number

1894.257

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