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Pair of Terracotta Sphinxes

Central Europe, around 1790. Length 67 cm. 51.0 x 26.0 x 67.0 cm

Starting price:
120 000 CZK / 4 800 EUR

Auction:OLD MASTERS 18/11/2018, 15:00

The Sphinx is a collective term for a type of sculpture that was popular in ancient Egypt. It was one of the classic ways of representing the Pharaoh and served mainly to celebrate his greatness and power. It could be of various sizes (from paperweight size to statues several meters long) and function either independently or as a series of identical statues lining the route to a palace or temple.
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