Antique Carved Stone Plaque with Sphinx

GBP 8,275.00

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Object Description

This antique stone plaque is a fragment from history. With the head of human, the body of a lion and the wings of a falcon, a mythical sphinx has been handsomely preserved for more than 200 years. Intricate details such as the nose, eyes and feet remain relatively unspoiled; a rare find with an object of this age. Carved by hand deep into the stone, the sphinx stands on a decorative twisted edge that suggests that this stone plaque may have been once part of a set. Perhaps it was a tile to embellish a mythical obelisk, a church or an ancient Egyptian tomb. On its own, this antique stone plaque is an object of striking interest for a console or plinth in a property, the preservation of the detail and years of wear telling the story of times gone by. It has been mounted onto a bespoke steel stand.

Dimensions of plaque excluding base:
Height 30.5 cm
Width 38.5 cm
Depth 15 cm

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Weathered surface finish. Displayed on a bespoke steel stand.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:38.50 x H:45.50 x D:18 centimeters
  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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