Figurines Data

Search again | Database help

ID 443
Grid Ref ST0743
Project type Unknown
County Somerset
Site Watchet
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1958,1204.1
M/F Female
Age Mature
Form Figurine
Type Other
Name Sphinx
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Seated
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Worn
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 2
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 39.00
Length 0.00
References Green 1976, 182, pl XXIX b
[Link to Bibliography]
Description Seated Sphinx with truncated and flattened rear and very upright torso. The forearms are splayed out on either side of the body. The face is worn but it is possible to see that the facial features are crudely depicted. The hair is in a bun at the back of the neck. The musculature is depicted but there is little attention to detail on the feet.


© Internet Archaeology/Authors URL:
Last updated: Wed Feb 29 2012