Object Sphinx set of 2
Item no TM0079

White marble

The "Sphinx Set of 2" brings the mystique of ancient Egypt to your space. Crafted from white marble with meticulous handwork, each piece is unique, marked by variations in color and veining.

The "Sphinx Set of 2" brings the mystique of ancient Egypt to your space.

Crafted from white marble with meticulous handwork, each piece is unique, marked by variations in color and veining. Measuring W. 20 cm, D. 9 cm, and H. 29.5 cm per item, these sphinxes once graced the grave shaft of Philinos or Thalinos during the sixth century B.C. This set is a testament to the early Archaic period's fusion of Greek and Egyptian sculptural styles, bearing the same stylized features and architectural influences. Let them stand as guardians of history and beauty in your home.

HISTORIC PROVENANCE


The Object Sphinx Set of Two is inspired by a marble sphinx (ca. 580–575 B.C.) on a cavetto capital—its carved, curved base—dating back to Greece’s Archaic period. The marble sculpture, now in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum in New York, once topped the tall grave shaft of a young man named Philinos or Thalinos, and belongs to the earliest type of grave stele produced in Attica during the 6th century B.C. In the early Archaic period, Greek sculptors took design cues from the Egyptians for large-scale monuments. This example has a four-sided structure with flat, stylized features. Our reinterpretation come as a pair and have been handcrafted in sophisticated white marble, so that each piece shows variations in color and natural veins.

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