Lot 334

A French or Italian water spout in the shape of a sphinx, 16th century

Works of Art, Antiquities, Asian and Russian Art | A94kua | Live auction | 479 Lots


Light grey limestone with slight age patina. Three-dimensional figure of a prone sphinx. The female torso with long flowing hair and pearl necklace. On the back a wide water channel leading to the sphinx’s mouth, the drain pipe missing. The rectangular base incomplete, bumped. Dimensions 42 x 55 x 26 cm.

Provenance: Old Parisian private collection.

Condition: III Questions about the lot?

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