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ID 1103
Grid Ref TQ3380
Project type Excavation
County Greater London
Site London
Site Name Lloyds Register of Shipping, 68-71 Fenchurch St
Site Type Large town
Location Type Occupation
Context 3212 rubbish layer
Context Quality 3
Site Date C1+
Context Date C3-4
Object Date C1-2
Object Period 2
Material Bronze
Location Museum of London
Ref No FCC95 [3212] <631>
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Other
Name Sphinx
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Missing right foot, tip of left wing, some corrosion and wear
Classical 1
Quality Classical 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 70.00
Length 0.00
References Kiely 2006, 155-6, fig. 107
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Seated sphinx with chain attached to left leg. She sits with her weight on her left haunch with leg tucked under. Chest out and looking upwards slightly with head tilted to the right. Some attention has been given to the depiction of the paws. The face is worn so the features are only just visible. The feathers on the wings are depicted in broad strokes to the rear with shorter ones closer to the body and a scalloped lower edge. The chair is of doubled over links (the links were first cinched in the middle to form a figure of eight. See also Kiely.


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