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M18.3 SPHINX & OEDIPUS

Sphinx & Oedipus | Attic red figure vase painting
DETAILS
Museum Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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 B.C.
Period Classical

DESCRIPTION

Oedipus ponders the riddle of the Sphinx. The woman-headed, winged lion sits on a plinth. The hero wears a traveller's cloak and a petasos cap, and holds a spear.

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Sphinx

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M18.3B Sphinx