M18.3 SPHINX & OEDIPUS
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 06.2447|
|Beazley Archive No.||213847|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Achilles Painter|
|Date||ca. 450 - 440 B.C.|
Oedipus ponders the riddle of the Sphinx. The hero wears a traveller's cloak and petasos cap, and holds a spear in his hand. The Sphinx has the head of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle. She crouches on a low plinth.
Detail of the Sphinx.