Category: sphinx

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The Sphinx

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Edward Burra (British, 1905-1976), The Sphinx, c.1945. Pencil, watercolour and gouache on two sheets, joined, 30 x 43 in.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Sunrise over the Great Sphinx of Giza with the Pyramid of Khafre behind.

Photo: Ratnakorn Piyasirisorost

thunderstruck9: Edward Burra (British, 1905-19…

thunderstruck9:

Edward Burra (British, 1905-1976), The Sphinx, c.1945. Pencil, watercolour and gouache on two sheets, joined, 30 x 43 in.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza

From the Photograph Album of General Charles George Gordon, 1850s-1860s. British Library, London.

danskjavlarna: The Sphinx, 1932. Gazing out ov…

danskjavlarna:

The Sphinx, 1932.

Gazing out over the sands of Egypt for thousands of years: strange sphinxes share their riddles in my sphinx gallery.

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Egyptian Hall of the Louvre Visitors in f…

Egyptian Hall of the Louvre

Visitors in front of the Grand Sphinx. Painting by Guillaume Larrue (1851-1935), 1930. Louvre Museum, Paris. 

Grand Avenue of Rams

Grand Avenue of Rams

Courtyard with sphinxes originally used to line the Corridor of Sphinxes, which led to the Great Hypostyle Hall at the Temple of Amun-Re in Karnak.

grandegyptianmuseum: Sphinx of Shepenwepet I…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Sphinx of Shepenwepet II

Basalt forepart of a Sphinx of

princess Shepenwepet II

holding a ram-headed vase.

Shepenwepet II was a daughter of king Piye (r. ca. 744-714 BC) of the 25th dynasty. She held the title “god’s wife of Amun” which was a high position during the late period. 

The statue

was found in Karnak Cachette, and excavated by G. Legrain for the EAS (Egyptian Antiquities Service) in 1904.

Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities 

Great Sphinx of Giza

Great Sphinx of Giza