This amazing piece brings to mind the British exploration of the pharaoh’s tombs in the late 19th century. Done by German artist Gebruder Micheli, it is cast in plaster and then hand-painted. It would have graced the library of a great house during the days of exotic exploration. The sphinx sits on its original ebonized rectangular base. Really a wow piece.
Germany. Circa 1890.
Dimensions: 16.25″W X 29.25″L X 39.5″H