Pair of Cast Stone Sphinxes

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Stunning pair of early 20th century Egyptian Revival cast stone garden sphinxes. The faces on these remain crisp as the bodies have gathered a nice texture and patina. These are fashioned after the sphinx and were most likely made after the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. These came from the estate of Louise Jessie who ran Epping Forrest Antiques in Virginia who was a very well-known and admired Virginia dealer.

Details

  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cast Stone
  • Condition
    Distressed. A piece missing on the back of one, and a bit of tail and a small chunk missing from front, see photos... missing spots look old and like theyve been that way for a real long time.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    21.5 in. H x 11.5 in. W x 39.75 in. D
    55 cm H x 29 cm W x 101 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Kilmarnock, VA
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU88307906033
About the Seller

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Located in Kilmarnock, VA

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