Phoenician Ivory Plaque Depicting a Winged Sphinx
Date ca. 8th century BCE
Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Phoenician
Dimensions height approx. 7’
Provenance Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Iraq
Housed at The British Museum, London
The multi-cultured spirit of Phoenicia shines through in this piece, combining an Egyptian sphinx with smooth, rounded lines more common of Mesopotamian works.