Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black backgrou

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Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black backgrou Stock Photo
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Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black backgrou
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Ancient Egyptian Sphinx statue, sandstone, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty (1292-1250), Karnak, Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background The Phatoah and queen could be represented by Sphinx statues and by associating human faces with the body of a lion the Egyptians combined the strength of the animal that was connected to the sun god with human inetelligence. In this guardian rols sphinxes were generally placed facing each other on either side of temple gates, processional ways or dooways inside the temple. . Drovetti Collection. C1408
Location: Egyptian Museum, Turin, Italy