BRONZE SPHINX FROM OLYMPIA

Symbol of mystery and the guardian of sacred places. The mythical sphinx had the face of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of a bird of prey. In Greek mythology, the enigmatic sphinx was associated with Oedipus, to whom she posed her famous riddle. In Egyptian mythology, the sphinx was the guardian of sacred places. This is a reproduction of an original, currently in the museum at Olympia dating to the late 6th century BC. This figure, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was made in Greece, stands 9 centimeters high, 13 centimeters width, and weighs approximately 800g.

 

Details:

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 9cm (3.5")

Width: 13cm (5.1")

Weight: 800g

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(891)