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Ring with Sphinx

-425/-350

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo

Ring with oval bezel in which a winged sphinx is represented with an egyptian klaft, and over it the solar disk is placed.

This type of decoration could have a protective role against evil, because the sphinx in the iberian world is a divine guardian animal.

The oriental character of the decor reflects the phoenician influence on Iberian society, and according to their type could be framed in a chronology of the late 5th century B.C. and the first half of the fourth century B.C.

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Details

  • Title: Ring with Sphinx
  • Date Created: -425/-350
  • Location: Archaeological Museum of Linares
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 1.8 cm Width: 0.9 cm Diameter: 1.8 cm
  • Provenance: Los Villares de Andujar - Isturgi
  • Medium: Bronze

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