A sphinx in pentelic marble, from a funerary stele, c. 570 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
In Greek mythology, the sphinx was a monster with the head of a woman, a bird's wings, the body of a lion, and often...
This basalt Hittite sphinx was placed at the entrance into the palace number three at Sam'al (modern-day Sinjerli, Gaziantep...
Ram, or Kriosphinx, from Karnak. From A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. I by Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez...
Naxian Sphinx of Delphi
The Sphinx dedicated to the oracle of Delphi by the state of Naxos, c. 560 BCE. Originally, it was placed atop a 10...
Nimrud Ivory of a Winged Sphinx
Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. A winged human-headed sphinx wears...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Sphinx
Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. This winged-sphinx is Egyptian...
Nimrud Ivory Plaque of an Egyptian Sphinx
A winged human-headed sphinx wears the double crown of Egypt. An apron hangs down on the chest with a projecting uraeus (rearing...
Oedipus & the Sphinx
A red-figure tondo showing Oedipus and the sphinx of Thebes. Vulci, 470 BCE. (Vatican Museums, Rome)
Phoenician Ivory Sphinx Plaque
This ivory plaque is part of the so-called "Nimrud Ivories." The sphinx wears the typical Egyptian Pharaohs' double crown...