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Sphinx, one of two

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Sphinx, one of two

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage

About this object

The model follows the 18th century French type of sphinx with a body of a lion and a woman's head dressed in the 18th century style. Sitting on her back is a nude cupid playing with a garland of roses.

Made from:
Biscuit porcelain
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
Late 19th c.-Early 20th c.
12.1 x 13.5 cm (4 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK; LABEL False marks on the bottom: the crossed L's and 202; a label: Fabrication Francaise
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Perfume and Seduction