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M18.3B SPHINX

Sphinx | 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

Detail of the Sphinx from a painting depicting the quest of the hero Oedipus. She has the head of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle. Her hair is tied back with a head-band.

ARTICLES

Sphinx

OTHER IMAGES

Thumbnail Oedipus & Sphinx

M18.3 Oedipus