Ancient Hellenistic Fantastic Bronze Statuette Of The Sphinx
Hellenistic, 1st century B.C. – 2nd century A.D. / bronze / L = 6.4 cm ( 2 33/64 inches ) / START : 3'000 CHF
Fantastic bronze statuette of the Sphinx. Inlayed eyes missing. Only one foot missing at the right rear leg otherwise inact. Multicolored patina in red, green, black brown and bronze.
See the identical on display at the Metropolitan Museum in NY, with all 4 legs missing and the same multicolored patina:
Bronze statuette of a sphinx | Greek or Roman | Late Hellenistic or Imperial | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (metmuseum.org)
Swiss private collection Bonsera.
Purchased on the Swiss art market in Bern.
Est.: 6’000 – 8’000 CHF / Start: 3’000 CHF