Thursday, September 5, 2013

Statue of a Sphinx

Since I’ve been looking through our “Ancient Greece Art” photos, today’s picture is from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.  This piece is Statue of a Sphinx, made of pentelic marble.  It was found in Spata, Attica, and is one of the earliest known Archaic Sphinxes and dated about 570 B.C. 

This is one of many important pieces you can find in the museum.  We found this to be worth the time and if we had not had a scheduled excursion, we would have still found our way to the museum.


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