Replica Size: 30 x 36 x 11 cm Replica: artificial stone Original: limestone
Roman-Egyptian, early 2nd Century A.D. AEOS 5077
This cult object consists of Egyptian and Roman elements mixed together. Thus the sphinx with its snake tail, necklace, three-fold crown and headscarf is an Egyptian synthesis whilst the griffin derives from the Greek Goddess Nemesis, the woman to the right is the Graeco-Roman Athena/Minerva. The inscription "may luck follow" is written in Greek.