Openwork plaque with a sphinx striding through a floral landscape

Ivory | 7.6 x 7.5 x 0.9cm | c. 9th-8th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

A sphinx, a fantastic creature drawn from Egyptian art that combines the head of a human with the body of a winged lion, strides through a landscape of voluted palmette flowers, buds, and tendrils in this rectangular openwork plaque. This piece was f...
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