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Two Sphinxes (Accompanied by a Pair of Volute Scrolls)
Unknown maker, Italian
Eyes closed, bedecked in jewels, elaborately coifed, and wearing drapery pinned with a
Of Egyptian origin, the
An artisan hammered the figures' surfaces and added a few details after casting. The rough finish on the sphinxes' backs reveals that the figures were meant to be viewed from eye level or below. They probably supported two corners of a