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Roman sphinxes of a late period have sometimes a man's, sometimes a woman's head with an asp on the forehead.
She was represented standing, in a long tunic; on her head was a helmet, ornamented with sphinxes and griffins; on her breast was the aegis, fringed with serpents and the Gorgon's head in centre.
Euyuk; large mound with remains of palace entered between sphinxes.
The most famous of Hittite reliefs is here - a double-headed eagle " displayed " on the flank of one of the gateway sphinxes.
Harmahib (Horemheb) resumed the work at Karnak, erecting two great pylons and a long avenue of sphinxes.Advertisement
Sphinxes have been found in Phoenicia, one at least being winged and another bearded.
In the early art of Cyprus - the half-way house between Asia and Greece - sphinxes of this type are not uncommon.
On the other hand, on a gem of Phoenician style found at Curium in Cyprus there appear two male (bearded) sphinxes, with the tree of life between them.
In the ancient tomb discovered in 1877 at Spata near Athens (which represents a kindred but somewhat later art than the tombs at Mycenae) were found female winged sphinxes carved in ivory or bone.
Sphinxes on glass plates have been found in graves at Camirus in Rhodes and on gold plates in Crimean graves.Advertisement
Sphinxes were represented on the throne of Apollo at Amyclae and on the metopes at Selinus; in the best period of Greek art a sphinx was sculptured on the helmet of the statue of Athena in the Parthenon at Athens; and sphinxes carrying off children were sculptured on the front feet of the throne of Zeus at Olympia.
Among the remains of the Mayan culture in Yucatan are found examples of sphinxes, male and female, which are not unlike those of Egypt and Asia Minor.
Ducrow's tomb is rather special and shaped like an Egyptian temple, flanked by four sphinxes.
This includes an impressive avenue of ram-headed sphinxes and is oriented to the summer solstice at sunset.
Ducrow 's tomb is rather special and shaped like an Egyptian temple, flanked by four sphinxes.Advertisement
Everyone is familiar with the drama of Egyptian designs from this time period, whether it is through visiting, or seeing photos of, the great Sphinxes or from viewing Egyptian art in museums.
Call upon mythological creatures such as minotaurs, giants, trolls and sphinxes.
Some statues and sphinxes, found in 1861 by Marlette at Tanis (in the northeast of the Delta), which had been usurped by later kings, had peculiar "un-Egyptian" features.
But three new temples at Karnak, that of Month (Mentu), of Mut and a smaller one, all are due to this reign, as well as the long avenue of sphinxes before the temple of Khons; these indicate that the present Ramesside temple of Khon.s has superseded an earlier one of this king.
In some cases a floral pattern occupies part of the surface, and in one case the two sides of the pediment are filled by two sphinxes of archaic type.'Advertisement
The heads of the sphinxes are royal portraits, and apparently they are intended to represent the power of the reigning Pharaoh.
Recumbent sphinxes were especially used in pairs to guard the approach to a temple, and it may be conjectured that the Great Sphinx was sculptured at Giza to guard the entrance of the Nile valley.
The great temple avenues at Thebes are lined with recumbent rams, true sphinxes (a few late instances), and with the so-called criosphinxes or ram-sphinxes, having lion bodies and heads of the sacred animal of Ammon.
In Asia Minor the oldest examples are the "Hittite" sphinxes of Euyuk.
They are Egyptian sphinxes treated in the Assyrian style.Advertisement
Sphinxes of the usual Greek type are represented seated on each side of two doorways in an ancient frieze found by Sir Charles Fellowes at Xanthus in Lycia, and now in the British Museum.
Though Greek sphinxes are in general winged, there have been found in Boeotia terra-cotta figures of wingless sphinxes.
Natasha was lying looking steadily straight before her at one of the mahogany sphinxes carved on the corners of the bedstead, so that the countess only saw her daughter's face in profile.
With regard to Greece proper, in the third tomb on the acropolis of Mycenae were found six small golden sphinxes; they are beardless, but the sex is doubtful.