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Queen Hatshepsut as a maned sphinx. Inv.nr. 31.3.94. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  The reconstructed sections of this sphinx have been cast from an almost identical, but more complete companion piece now in Cairo. The two small limestone sphinxes may have been on either side of the entrance to the upper terrace of Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri. The head of this sphinx differs markedly from Hatshepsut’s large sphinxes in which the human head wears the royal…

Queen Hatshepsut as a maned sphinx. Inv.nr. 31.3.94. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The reconstructed sections of this sphinx have been cast from an almost identical, but more complete companion piece now in Cairo. The two small limestone sphinxes may have been on either side of the entrance to the upper terrace of Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri. The head of this sphinx differs markedly from Hatshepsut’s large sphinxes in which the human head wears the royal…

A reclining lion with a human head that stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile, near modern-day Cairo, is the largest monolith statue in the world. Standing 73.5 m (241 ft) long, 6 m (20 ft) wide, and 20 m (65 ft) high, the Great Sphinx of Giza is also the oldest known monumental sculpture, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in the third millennium BCE. The Great Sphinx faces due east and houses a small temple between its paws.

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Berlin, Neues Museum, Berliner Grüner Kopf (New Museum, Berlin Green Head) From Egypt

Berlin, Neues Museum, Berliner Grüner Kopf (New Museum, Berlin Green Head) From…

A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion, most often with a human…

Sphinx

Ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx Phoenician, century BC, Found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq British Museum

another modern pic of one of our egyptian goddesses

Here is the name of a woman that continues to be a huge influence on Pagan culture. Hypatia (pronounced "hih-PAY-shah" or sometimes "HIH-.

Tête d'une statue en bois stuqué provenant de la tombe d'Aper-El. XVIIIe dynastie. Saqqarah.

Tête d'une statue en bois stuqué provenant de la tombe d'Aper-El. XVIIIe dynastie. Saqqarah.

Alberto Giacometti ‘Bust of Diego’, 1955 From the mid-1950s, Giacometti concentrated on portraiture, repeatedly drawing and sculpting his immediate circle of friends and family. His brother Diego, who sat for this bust, was one of his most frequent models. The flattened head allows Giacometti to accentuate the profile, reminiscent of ancient Egyptian figures, yet also convey the psychological intensity of the face viewed from the front.

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Tree-goddess with 2 human-headed soul birds ("Ba") thereunder - Egyptian relief

Tree-goddess with 2 human-headed soul birds ("Ba") thereunder - Egyptian relief

In September and October the Belgian sculptor Johan Tahon (1965) presents his most recent ceramic sculptures at Gallery Gerhard Hofland. His intense sculptures mostly resemble human creatures with a strange anatomy: fused heads, distorted faces, bodies stretched or with fragmented limbs. They are made from raw, unfired clay or plaster covered in dripping high gloss white enamel, with a single color accent. Simultaneously his work is reminiscent of the classics: sculptures from ancient Greece…

In September and October the Belgian sculptor Johan Tahon (1965) presents his most recent ceramic sculptures at Gallery Gerhard Hofland. His intense sculptures mostly resemble human creatures with a strange anatomy: fused heads, distorted faces, bodies stretched or with fragmented limbs. They are made from raw, unfired clay or plaster covered in dripping high gloss white enamel, with a single color accent. Simultaneously his work is reminiscent of the classics: sculptures from ancient Greece…

A ROMAN CHALCEDONY MAGIC GEM   Circa 3rd Century A.D.   One side engraved with a pantheistic deity with four wings, a bird tail, and a frontal bearded human face, wearing an Egyptian atef-crown and holding Egyptian was-scepters, standing on the snake Ouroboros coiled into a circle that frames the letters IAW, the other side with the lion-headed snake Chnoubis on a plinth, framed by a lengthy inscription; mounted as a pendant in a modern gold setting

A ROMAN CHALCEDONY MAGIC GEM Circa 3rd Century A.D. One side engraved with a pantheistic deity with four wings, a bird tail, and a frontal bearded human face, wearing an Egyptian atef-crown and holding Egyptian was-scepters, standing on the snake Ouroboros coiled into a circle that frames the letters IAW, the other side with the lion-headed snake Chnoubis on a plinth, framed by a lengthy inscription; mounted as a pendant in a modern gold setting

Shepseskaf - Egypt

Head of King Menkaura (Mycerinus) Alabaster; the work shows Menkaura as a prince; uraeus and beard broken and mended;

Juvenile Pharaoh Amenhotep IV. Known for his religious revolution, replacing polytheism with the worship of one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Accordingly, he changed his name to Akhenaten. Limestone bust circa 1350 BCE

Juvenile pharaoh Aknaton pre-Amarna period meaning "living spirit of Aten") known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning Amun is Satisfied)

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