"Androsphinx of Thothmes III."-Whitney, 1902

Androsphinx

"Androsphinx of Thothmes III."-Whitney, 1902

The Antique Terracotta arm-chair was in the form of a hollowed-out body of a sphinx.

Antique Terracotta Arm-chair

The Antique Terracotta arm-chair was in the form of a hollowed-out body of a sphinx.

A poster with various facts and images of Egypt.

Egypt Poster

A poster with various facts and images of Egypt.

Two pyramids and a sphinx near Gizeh, Egypt, built during the 25th century. These three structures rank high in superiority to other pyramids due to their size and magnificence.

Pyramids of Gizeh

Two pyramids and a sphinx near Gizeh, Egypt, built during the 25th century. These three structures rank…

"Sphinx in high relief, Ninveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Ivory Carving

"Sphinx in high relief, Ninveh collection." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

A medal engraved with the image of Zeus, or Jupiter, next to a sphinx; the other side of the coin depicts the head of Serapis.

Jupiter

A medal engraved with the image of Zeus, or Jupiter, next to a sphinx; the other side of the coin depicts…

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the anterior segments of their bodies, and remaining motionless in this position for hours, thus bearing a fanciful resemblace to the fabled Sphinx, are for the most part crepuscular and day-flying." — Encyclopedia Britanica; 1893

Sphinx Moth

"The Sphingina or Sphinx Moths, so callled from the curious havit which the larva have of raising the…

Ornate divider with sphinx

Ornate divider with sphinx

Ornate divider with sphinx

"Pyramid and Sphinx at Gizeh" — Morey, 1903

Pyramid Sphinx

"Pyramid and Sphinx at Gizeh" — Morey, 1903

Sphinx

Sphinx

Sphinx

"Sphinx is a Greek word signifying 'strangler,' applied to certain symbolical forms of Egyptian origin, having the body of a lion, a human or an animal head, and two wings. Various other combinations of animal forms have been called by this name, though they are rather griffins or chimæras. Human-headed sphinxes have been called andro-sphinxes; that with the head of a ram, a criosphinx; and that with a hawk's head, a hieracosphinx. The form when complete had the wings added at the sides; but these are of a later period and seem to have originated with the Babylonians or Assyrians. In Egypt the sphinx also occurs as the symbolical form of the monarch considered as a conqueror, the head of the reigning king being placed on a loin's body, the face bearded, and the usual head dress. Thus used, the sphinx was generally male; but in the case of female rulers that figure has a female head and the body of a lioness. The most remarkable sphinx is the Great Sphinx at Gizeh (Giza), a colossal form hewn out of the natural rock, and lying about a quarter of a mile S.E. of the Great Pyramid. It is sculptured out of a spur of the rock itself, to which masonry has been added in certain places to complete the shape, and it measures 172 feet 6 inches long by 56 feet high."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sphinx

"Sphinx is a Greek word signifying 'strangler,' applied to certain symbolical forms of Egyptian origin,…

"Oedipus and the Sphinx" — Gayley, 1893

Sphinx

"Oedipus and the Sphinx" — Gayley, 1893

"Egyptian Sphinx."—D'Anvers, 1895

Sphinx

"Egyptian Sphinx."—D'Anvers, 1895

A Sphinx is a zoomorphic mythological figure which is depicted as a recumbent lion with a human head.

Sphinx

A Sphinx is a zoomorphic mythological figure which is depicted as a recumbent lion with a human head.

The Crouching Sphinx is a combination of the human bust with the body of the Lion. The Sphinx is an Egyptian invention that was used as the guardian of temples and tombs.

Crouching Sphinx

The Crouching Sphinx is a combination of the human bust with the body of the Lion. The Sphinx is an…

This Crouching Ram Head Sphinx has a head of a ram and the body of a lion. An Egyptian invention, it was used as a guardian of temples and tombs.

Crouching Ram Head Sphinx

This Crouching Ram Head Sphinx has a head of a ram and the body of a lion. An Egyptian invention, it…

"The Lime-tree sphinx, <em>Sphinx tiliae</em>, has the wings denticulated and angular; it is nocturnal, and flies heavily." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Lime-tree sphinx

"The Lime-tree sphinx, Sphinx tiliae, has the wings denticulated and angular; it is nocturnal,…

The Crouching Sphinx is a modern design of the bust of a woman and the body of a lion.

Modern Crouching Sphinx

The Crouching Sphinx is a modern design of the bust of a woman and the body of a lion.

The Roman Sphinx is the bust of a woman with wings and the body of a lion. This design was found in the lower corner of an antique candelabrum.

Roman Sphinx

The Roman Sphinx is the bust of a woman with wings and the body of a lion. This design was found in…

The Sitting Sphinx is a modern French Andiron design that was sculpted by Piat.

Sitting Sphinx

The Sitting Sphinx is a modern French Andiron design that was sculpted by Piat.

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx is believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians.

The Great Sphnix

A statue built on the Giza Plateau in Giza, Egypt, consisting of a lion with a human head. The Sphinx…

"This colossal figure, human-headed and lion-bodied, is hewn from the natural rock. The body is about 150 feet long, the paws 50 feet, the head 30 feet. The height from the base of the top of the head is 70 feet. Except for its head and shoulders, the figure has been buried for centuries in the desert sand. The eyes, nose, and beard have been mutilated by the Arabs. The face is probably that of one of the pyramid kings."&mdash;Webster, 1913

The Great Sphinx

"This colossal figure, human-headed and lion-bodied, is hewn from the natural rock. The body is about…

A medal of Aradus depicting Two Sphinxes, which suggests an alliance between Aradus and Egypt.

Two Sphinxes

A medal of Aradus depicting Two Sphinxes, which suggests an alliance between Aradus and Egypt.