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Oedipus & the riddle of the Sphinx | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

M18.3 OIDIPOUS & THE SPHINX

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue No. Boston 06.2447
Beazley Archive No.: 213847
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Amphora
Painter: Attributed to the Achilles Painter
Date: ca 450 - 440 BC
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Oidipous ponders the riddle of the Sphinx. The woman-headed, winged lion sits poised on a plinth. Oidipous stands wearing a traveller's cloak and a petasos cap hanging over his shoulder.

ARTICLESSphinx

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