Greece 5th century B C, height 10.5 cm Width 6 cm Cylinder-shaped vessel on a foot ring, thin neck with profiled spout and finger handle on the flat shoulder.
The lekythus or oil vessel is decorated with painted sphinx with a paw upwards, the head of a woman adorned with tiara and earrings, the body of a lioness, the wings of an eagle and a snake head tail, the figure lies on a ribbon with horizontal lines and double semicircles. The legendary story of Oedipus and the riddle is known to everyone from school. Egyptian sphinxes tend to be depicted as male figures.
Condition: Apart from a chip on the foot ring completely intact.
Provenance: 1997 from the German art trade. Proof of origin at Catawiki.
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- Esineiden lukumäärä
- Ullakon punainen hahmo kyykky Lekythos Theedan Oidipus-sfinksin kanssa
- 105×60 mm
- Vuosisata / Ajanjakso
- 5 Jh.v.Chr.