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Cypriot Sphinxes - New York City, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 40° 46.720 W 073° 57.767
18T E 587523 N 4514704
Quick Description: These sphinxes are located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/20/2014 8:06:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMMXMB
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The placard accompanying these sphinxes informs us:

"Limestone funerary stele (shaft) surmounted
by two sphinxes
Cypriot, Classical, last quarter of the 5th century, B.C.
Said to be from the necropolis at Golgoi...

Elegant sphinxes are positioned back-to-back with their
heads turned so that they could be seen in three-quarters
perspective. The calm beauty of the creature's head, the
form of the palmettes, and the egg-and-dart molding that
decorates the base of the platform are typical of Greek art
of the fifth century B.C."
Statue Name: unknown

Style: Greek

Medium: limestone

Head Type: Woman

Street Address:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, NY United States

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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Metro2 visited Cypriot Sphinxes  -  New York City, NY 7/24/2013 Metro2 visited it