10 Creatures From Greek Mythology
The mythology of the ancient Greeks is positively packed with stories involving weird and wonderful creatures. Represented...
82nd & Fifth: "Monsters" by Kiki Karaglou
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Beard Piece of the Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx at Giza represents the 4th Dynasty ruler, Khafra, with a body of a lion guarding his pyramid. A thousand...
Colossal statue of a winged lion from the North-West Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq Neo-Assyrian, about 883-859 BC Protection for the royal palace from the forces...
Egyptian sphinx from Diocletian's Palace
Diocletian's Palace was decorated with numerous granite sphinxes originating from the site of Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose...
Egyptian Sphinx from Hadrian's Villa
This basalt Egyptian-style sphinx was found at Hadrian's villa (Tivoli), Italy. Roman period, 1st century CE. (State Museum...
Egyptian Sphinx Head
Limestone sphinx head from the Ptolemaic period, Medinet Madi, Temple of Isis-Thermutis. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco...
Face of the Sphinx
The face of the Great Sphinx of Giza has been believed to depict Khafre, although this claim is disputed.
Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
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A sphinx in pentelic marble, from a funerary stele, c. 570 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)