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Sphinx Inkwell, Pure Brass, replica Sphinx, could also be an unusal, interesting, and functional paperweight on your desk

Sphinx Inkwell, Pure Brass, replica Sphinx, could also be an unusal, interesting, and functional paperweight on your desk

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: Brass
  • Favorited by: 3 people
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A pure brass replica of an Egyptian Sphinx, designed and intended as an inkwell, but would make a useful paperweight due to it's size and weight.

It has all the appearances of a local hand made item, presumably sold as a souvenir by traders to tourists to Egypt.

Though the Sphinx symbol of a Lion with a female human head, and with inordinate strength, originated in Greece, Greek examples generally had wings. Egyptian examples more commonly had Male heads often that of a Pharaoh, and were without wings.

Due the the sizes and ferocious nature of the mythical sphinx, the were set as guardians in the ancient burial lands.

This replica seems to represent an Egyptian sphinx, as it has no wings, and a male head, which hinges upward to give access to the in ink reservoir.

There is some fairly crude soldering to provide the watertight seal on the underneath, to prevent the ink leaking, and some traces of the maker's tool marks, such as filing marks and scrapings leading to the presumption it is a locally made item by a trader

It weighs 325 gm , and is a maximum of 13.25 gm long, and 3.5 cm wide



Item No 242
A pure brass replica of an Egyptian Sphinx, designed and intended as an inkwell, but would make a useful paperweight due to it's size and weight.

It has all the appearances of a local hand made item, presumably sold as a souvenir by traders to tourists to Egypt.

Though the Sphinx symbol of a Lion with a female human head, and with inordinate strength, originated in Greece, Greek examples generally had wings. Egyptian examples more commonly had Male heads often that of a Pharaoh, and were without wings.

Due the the sizes and ferocious nature of the mythical sphinx, the were set as guardians in the ancient burial lands.

This replica seems to represent an Egyptian sphinx, as it has no wings, and a male head, which hinges upward to give access to the in ink reservoir.

There is some fairly crude soldering to provide the watertight seal on the underneath, to prevent the ink leaking, and some traces of the maker's tool marks, such as filing marks and scrapings leading to the presumption it is a locally made item by a trader

It weighs 325 gm , and is a maximum of 13.25 gm long, and 3.5 cm wide



Item No 242

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