• Provenienza:
      Rome, Campus Martius, 1856
    • Data:
      1st century AD, Age of Domitian
    • Materiali:
      Aswan red granite
    • Dimensioni:
      height 67 cm, width 45 cm, length 133 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Rome, Musei Capitolini
    • Inventario:
      inv. MC 33
  • Sphinx

The strong facial features of this sphinx have been likened to a portrait of Domitian, an identification supported by its convincing comparison with the image of the Emperor depicted as a pharaoh in a diorite statue in the Museo del Sannio in Benevento, which also has the head of a red granite sphinx from the age of Domitian, a helpful parallel for this one.