|Collection:||Athens, Acropolis Museum|
|Context:||From Athens, Acropolis|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens, Acropolis (found in the Winter of 1882-1883 East of the Parthenon)|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 540 BC - ca. 530 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.55 m; W. 0.50 m|
Subject Description: This sphinx is seated profile to the right, turning her head to the left to face the viewer. Her hair is arranged in waves (indicated by incisions) over her forehead and cascading over each shoulder to just below the bottom of the neckline.
Form & Style: Brouskari wonders if this sphinx might be the same sculptor as the Volomandra Kouros (
Condition Description: Only the upper half of the sphinx is presrved, slightly chipped on the edge of the wing and on the nose, with some dark stains on the torso, but hints of painted decoration on the wing.