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Mysterious Sphynx
  • CollectionCollection Decorative arts of the 20th century
  • Inventory numberSc.073
  • Object nameSculpture
  • TitleMysterious Sphynx
  • CreatorCharles Van der Stappen
  • GeographyPlace of production: Brussels City (Europe > Western Europe > Belgium > Brussels-Capital Region)
  • Date1897
  • MaterialSilver (Metal)
    Ivory (Animal > Tooth > Mammal tooth)
    Onyx (mineral) (Stone > Quartz > Chalcedony (mineral))
    Bronze (Metal > Alloy > Copper alloy)
  • DimensionsHeight: 56,5 cm, Width: 46 cm, Depth: 31,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées royaux d'art et d'histoire/Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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