Caress of the Sphinx Metal Bookmark



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The Caress of the Sphinx by Fernand Khnopff depicts Oedipus meeting the Sphinx. Oedipus must answer the Sphinx's riddle correctly to pass. Failure means his death. The puzzle was: "What walks on four feet in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night?". Oedipus answered: "Man: as an infant, he crawls on all fours; as an adult, he walks on two legs and; in old age, he uses a walking stick."

Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. 1" W x 3.8" L (Packaged Recycled PET Plastic Sleeve with Provenance Card)