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Sphinx with a young boy - Terracoota late 19th century
Sphinx with a young boy - Terracoota late 19th century - Sculpture Style Napoléon III
Ref : 65158
6 000 €
Period :
19th century
Medium :
Terracotta
Dimensions :
L. 4.72 inch X H. 14.57 inch
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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.

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Terracotta Sculpture Napoléon III