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Probably Italian 16th/19th Century
Object with Sphinx Head (Furniture Mount?)

1550
Italian
16th/19th century
bronze, with copper inlay, lined in lead; black lacquer (much rubbed) over yellowish bronze
Sculpture
10.5 x 9.1 x 12.2 cm (4 1/8 x 3 9/16 x 4 13/16 in)
Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.
1957.14.76
1379
70C
A-229
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