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Drawing, A Sphinx with Globe

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is graphite, red crayon on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 23.6 × 18.1 cm (9 5/16 × 7 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: lily with B and S; below BMO, above crown

Cite this object as

Drawing, A Sphinx with Globe; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; graphite, red crayon on paper; H x W: 23.6 × 18.1 cm (9 5/16 × 7 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-573

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