Réf : 65158
Sphinx with a young boy - Terracoota late 19th century
Terracotta sculpture representing a sphinx holding a young man.
End of the 19th century
This subject was treated by the symbolist artist such as Gustave Moreau. The sphinx before beeing vanquished by Oedipus thanks to the resolution of the enigma. Before that, she attracted young men, seduced them, bewitched them and devoured them!
Ref. Louis Ernest Barias, le sphinx, plaster, Petit Palais.