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Roman bronze ornament in the form of a seated male sphinx, c. 27 B.C. – A.D. 14. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Roman bronze ornament in the form of a seated male sphinx, c. 27 B.C. – A.D. 14. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

House of the Faun, Pompei  Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli   #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

House of the Faun, Pompei Museo Archeologico Nazionale Napoli #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

Statues at the entrance of the New Kingdom tomb that belongs to a royal goldsmith in a burial shaft during a press conference on site, in Luxor, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. El-Anany said the tomb is not in good condition, but it contains a statue of the goldsmith and his wife as well as a funerary mask. He said a shaft in the tomb contained mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties.

Statues at the entrance of the New Kingdom tomb that belongs to a royal goldsmith in a burial shaft during a press conference on site, in Luxor, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. El-Anany said the tomb is not in good condition, but it contains a statue of the goldsmith and his wife as well as a funerary mask. He said a shaft in the tomb contained mummies belonging to ancient Egyptian people who lived during the 21st and 22nd dynasties.

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FunnelKrater.jpg (370×400)

Winged Sphinx Ivory Inlay. 8th-7th centuries BCE. Nimrud, Iraq

Winged Sphinx Ivory Inlay. 8th-7th centuries BCE. Nimrud, Iraq

Roman, Augustan ca. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14  The ornament, originally clad in silver, served as a furniture attachment or, more likely, as part of a candelabrum or a stand for a censer or bowl. Egyptianizing decorative arts were especially popular in Rome in the years after the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C. Other examples can be seen on the wall paintings from the villa at Boscotrecase, also displayed in this gallery.

Roman, Augustan ca. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 The ornament, originally clad in silver, served as a furniture attachment or, more likely, as part of a candelabrum or a stand for a censer or bowl. Egyptianizing decorative arts were especially popular in Rome in the years after the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C. Other examples can be seen on the wall paintings from the villa at Boscotrecase, also displayed in this gallery.

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx  Period:     Late Classical Date:     ca. 380-360 B.C. Culture:     Greek, Attic

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) in the form of a sphinx Period: Late Classical Date: ca. 380-360 B.C. Culture: Greek, Attic

Sphinx Ornament From a Throne 7th с BC

Sphinx Ornament From a Throne 7th с BC

Seated sphinx -  Greek civilization -  Archaic period (530-510 B.C.) ~ In Greek tradition, the sphinx has haunches of a lion, wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer death by being kill and eaten by the ravenous monster.[1] [paraphrase] @Jess Liu zheng.wikipedia.org

Seated sphinx - Greek civilization - Archaic period (530-510 B.C.) ~ In Greek tradition, the sphinx has haunches of a lion, wings of a great bird, and the face of a woman. Those who cannot answer her riddle suffer death by being kill and eaten by the ravenous monster.[1] [paraphrase] @Jess Liu zheng.wikipedia.org

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