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Oil Lamp in the Form of a Sphinx

A bronze-colored figure on all fours with a human face and curled hair, front and hide paws, and scroll-like embellishments on both sides.
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  • A bronze-colored figure on all fours with a human face and curled hair, front and hide paws, and scroll-like embellishments on both sides.

Date:

cast c. 1525

Artist:

Follower of Andrea Briosco, called Riccio
Italian, 1470–1532

About this artwork

Status

On View, Gallery 205

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Workshop of Andrea Riccio

Title

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Sphinx

Origin

Padua

Date

Cast 1520–1530

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

14.6 × 13.3 cm (5 3/4 × 5 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Richard T. Crane Fund

Reference Number

1976.5

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