The amulet has the form of a standing sphynx. The
face is that of a human female, with plain top of
head and braided hair falling down the back and
sides. A necklace appears at the front over the
throat. The body is that of a plump bovine with
stubby legs and three grooves around the ankles.
The tail curls and nearly reaches the ground. The
wings are raised and marked for the feathers.
There is a suspension hole through the middle of
the head, and a whole was begun at the back of
the body, but not continued. This is a work of
Phoenician craftsmanship. It is of course derived
from the Egyptian sphynx, but has been developed
in Phoenicia to suit local taste and custom. It is in
very good condition and is a rare item in this
quality and of solid gold.