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Sphinx

Description

Sphinx of chlorite-actinolite schist, inscribed naming King Merenra I and depicting the King holding pots in cupped human hands : Ancient Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 6th Dynasty, c.2287-2278 BC

Museum reference

A.1984.405

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Sphinx

Production information

Unknown
ANCIENT EGYPT

Date

6th Dynasty, Old Kingdom, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Materials

Chlorite-actinolite schist

Collection place(s)

ANCIENT EGYPT

Associations

Depicted: King Merenre Antiemsaf I
Alford, Lady Marianne
Alford, Viscount
Larking, John, 1849 (fl.)
Brownlow, Lord
Compton, Spencer Joshua Alwyne, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, 1790 - 1851
Northampton Museum
Base, 1984.405 A

Exhibitions

  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

References

Rawlinson, Herodotus, Vol II, 1875 edition, p.263

Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids (exhibition catalogue), New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1999), cat.171, pp.436-7

J. Romano, 'Sixth Dynasty Royal Sculpture' in Les critères de datation stylistiques à l’Ancien Empire, ed. N. Grimal, Paris: IFAO, pp. 246-7, figs. 39-40.

On display

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