M18.8 SPHINX & OEDIPUS
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre G417|
|Beazley Archive No.||214483|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Menelaus Painter|
|Date||ca 475 - 425 B.C.|
Oedipus ponders the riddle of the Sphinx. The hero wears a traveller's cloak and cap, and holds a pair of hunting spears. The monster has the head of a woman, the body of a lion and the wings of an eagle, and is seated on a plinth.