Greek sphinx bronze sculpture statue figure art deco'lost'cire by botero. This product sheet is originally written in English. Please find below a machine translation in French. If you have any questions please contact us. This sculpture is in perfect condition.Bronze dimensions with marble base: height 9 "x width 7 1/2" marble dimensions: 7 1/2 "x 5" height without base: 8 weights: 10 lbs inventory; 61epa0055716. This figurine is a fabulous representation of a Greek sphinx. The sphinx reportedly kept the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes and asked a riddle of travelers to allow them to pass. In Greek mythology, a sphinx is represented as a monster with a woman's head and breasts, the body of a lion, the wings of an eagle and a tail with a snake's head. The word sphinx comes from Greek?? This name can be derived from the fact that the hunters of lion pride are the lions, and kill their prey by choking, biting the throat of the prey and holding it until it dies. The sphinx was the emblem of the ancient city-state of chios, and appeared on the seals and reverse of the coins of the sixth century BC until the third century AD. The sphinx was a terrible monster with a penchant for riddles. She asked a question to all those who succeeded. She strangled and devoured anyone unable to answer. What is a voice and walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three legs in the evening?
No one had ever answered correctly and the sphinx was well fed. But one day, an intelligent man named Dipe came and gave the answer "man". A person crawls on four legs like a baby, walks on two legs in adulthood and uses a cane-a third leg-in old age. The sphinx fell from his high perch and died on the road below.
Despite the tragic implications of history, this piece is still exquisite, cast according to the method of lost wax, ensuring a sculpture that will surely be a treasure for the years to come. Get one for the fierce person of your life and is signed by the artist. We ship our items by ups, and at the best prices, using new high quality materials.
The sphinx was the emblem of the ancient city-state of chios, and appeared on the seals and the back of the coins. Increase your sales abroad with the global webinterpret list solution. The item "grec sphinx bronze sculpture statue figurine art déco'lost' wax by botero" has been on sale since Tuesday, June 1, 2021. It is in the category "art, antiques\art of xxe, contemporary\sculptures, statues".The seller is "think_bronze" and is located in/in westbury, new york. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.