Reattached. The sphinx is wearing a polos on its head, reminiscent of female statues (Korai) of the archaic period. It has the body of a lion, seated on its hind quarters, while its wing is folded, touching its head.
It was found in the Eastern cemetery of Ambracia and dates back to the early Classical Period.
It is exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Arta (INo 1283) in Hall B/ Cemeteries of Ambracia.
“All rights pertaining to the depicted antiquities are reserved by the Ministry of Culture and Sports (Law 4858/2021)”
“The artefact (Clay relief tile of the Sphinx) with Index No (INo 1283) is part of the permanent exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Arta and falls under the authority of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Arta”
“Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports – Archaeological Resources Fund”