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Naxian Sphinx - Greece Me
*GREECE~Naxian Sphinx (2.3m / 7.5ft tall)c. 570-560BCE, archaic period, Delphi Museum, Originally perched atop a 10m (33ft) tall Ionic column next to the Temple of Apollo’s retaining wall,this giant sphinx towered above pilgrims climbing the Sacred Way towards the temple +its oracle.Dedicated by the people of the island of Naxos, an inscription on the base reminded viewers that they had promanteia,the right to cut in line when seeking the advice of the Pythia,the priestess who spoke Apollo’....
panel | British Museum
Ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx, 900–700 BC. Carved openwork ivory panel showing a male human-headed winged sphinx walking amongst flowering plants. He wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, and hanging from his chest is an apron with a projecting uraeus (cobra)