Corinth Object: SF 1933 1
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   SF 1933 1
Category:   Sculpture
Category Code:   SF
Year:   1933
Object Number:   1
Old Number:   FM-15, MF-2155
Related Objects:   SF-1975-5
Description:   Head of Sphinx or Nike with rows of wavy locks drawn horizontally from part. Locks make deep scallops, each lightly incised for strands of hair. Above, low stephane, triangular in section with flat face, flat on top, hollow in back.
Decoration:   Matt pale pinkish tan paint on hair (10YR 7/3). Stephane: reserved with 2 thin bands along bottom, above which a lotus-palmette chain. Matt black scrolls and bits of lotus and palmette petals appear drooping. Upper band and floral chain browner color, lower band thicker.
Material:   Greenish buff clay with moderate amount fine to coarser (to 3mm) gray inclusions, thin fine surface slip. Fired yellow buff out, to pale pink core, to blue-white in.
Munsell Color:   Near 2.5Y 8/3 surface
Condition:   Fragment. Single frgt., preserving central part to proper right, with two locks of hair, broken below, both ends. Face chipped.
Dimensions Actual:   T00.0185-00.047
Dimensions Preserved:   H00.065 L00.091
Area:   Temple Hill
Context:   NB133 P46
Provenance:   Corinth
Bibliography:   Weinberg 1957, Hesperia, cat. 42, p. 316
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Weinberg, Hesperia 26:4, 1957
Monument: Temple Hill
Basket: NB133 P46