In the scene depicted here, Oedipus ponders the riddle of the sphinx, which was: 'What walks on four legs at dawn, two at noon and three at dusk?' (Man) Oedipus solved the riddle and the sphinx, in despair at being outwitted, hurled herself from a rock to her death.
The image is based on an original from an amphora by the Achilles Painter dating to ca 440-430 BC, which is now in the Staatliche Antikensammlungen in Munich.
white-ground lekythos: Oedipus and the sphinx
- Height: 14cm
They are all made in Greece in the workshop of the Lioulias family, with whom It's All Greek is proud to have been working since 2004.
The vases themselves are manufactured in Greece, the images are then applied by transfer, before being painted by hand.