Art Deco Egyptian Sphinx bookends, the patinated spelter
Sphinxes mounted on Makassar ebony plinths with ivorine inserts,
The 1920s had an obsession with Egyptian motifs and symbols
(sparked by Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb)
and they can be found in architectural decoration and details as
well as home decoration throughout the 20s and into the 1930s.