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Archeological Object

Head of a ptolemaic sphinx


Head of a ptolemaic sphinx

The shape of the head is strangely elongated and probably part of a sphinx decoration; several factors point to a greek influence: the curls protruding beneath the nemes and the egde of the eyes and eyebrows.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: E 0.9.40012
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Excavations by A. Vogliano (Royal University of Milan). Second excavation in 1936
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

From Medinet Madi, the  temple of Isis-Thermuthis

Object
  Definizione: statue
  Class and ware: Sculpture
  Title or subject:

Head of a sphinx

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Ptolemain period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Limestone
  Height: 50
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1938, Vogliano A., “Rapporto preliminare della IV Campagna", in “Annales de Services des Antiquités de l’Egypte” XXXVIII, le Caire
1938, Vogliano A., “Mostra delle Antichità rinvenute nelle campagne d’Egitto condotte dalla Missione Archeologica della Regia Università di Milano 1934-1937", Milano, p.32, tav.8
1979, Lise G., “Musei e Gallerie di Milano. Museo Archeologico: raccolta egizia”, Milano, p.28 (cat.89), tav. 120

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