Sphinx in art

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A sphinx is a mythical creature with a human head and a liob's body. In Greek tradition, it also sometimes have the wings of a bird. The largest and most famous sphinx is the Great Sphinx of Giza. In European decorative art, the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance and during the Egyptomania period (mostly in France). #art #iconography #sphinx #19thcentury #antique #frenchantiques

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François Léon Sicard : "Oedipe and the sphinx", bronze, Orsay Museum, Paris. Le Sphinx, Human Head, Giza, Bronze Sculpture, Mythical Creatures, French Antiques, Les Oeuvres, Renaissance, 19th Century

Oedipe et le sphinx

François Léon Sicard, Oedipe et le sphinx (1903), musée d'Orsay. Venez découvrir plus de 500 000 images des œuvres d'art des musées Français, à partager, collectionner et télécharger

Venus on a Sphinx by Auguste Préault, 1870. Chateau of Fontainebleau. #sphinx #sculpture #19thcentury Sphinx, Fontainebleau, Human Head, Auguste, Giza, Mythical Creatures, French Antiques, Les Oeuvres, Venus

Vénus sur un sphinx

Auguste Préault, Vénus sur un sphinx (1870), Fontainebleau, château. Venez découvrir plus de 500 000 images des œuvres d'art des musées Français, à partager, collectionner et télécharger

Great Sphinx, circa 2700-2200 before J.‑C.), granite. Louvre Museum, Paris. #sphinx #sculpture #egypt #louvre #antique Louvre Museum, Museum Paris, Sphinx, Sculpture Techniques, Sculptures, Lion Sculpture, Giza, Mythical Creatures, Belle Photo

Grand sphinx

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Firedog with Sphinx by Pierre-Philippe Thomire - Jean Hauré, after a model by Simon Louis Boizot, Palace of Versailles. Sphinx, Palace Of Versailles, Human Head, Giza, Louis Xvi, Rococo, Mythical Creatures, Belle Photo, French Antiques

Jean Hauré, Pierre-Philippe Thomire, after Simon Louis Boizot, Feu à sphinx (1786)

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Bronze Sphinx, 6th c. before J.C., Louvre Museum, Paris. #bronze #antique #louvre #sphinx Museum Paris, Louvre Museum, Ancient Art, Ancient History, Sphinx, Angel Tattoo Designs, Art Antique, Bronze, Classical Art

Sphinx

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Henri-Auguste FOURDINOIS - Neo-Renaissance style table decorated with chimeras Available on 's website Sphinx, Japanese Wall, Auguste, Second Empire, Victorian Furniture, Renaissance Fashion, Chimera, Hand Shapes, Objet D'art

Henri-Auguste FOURDINOIS (1830-1907) - Neo-Renaissance style table decorated with chimeras - Gueridons, Stands, Pedestals, sellettes

Sculpted with virtuosity in the Neo-Renaissance style, this exceptional table shows a great mastery of composition and ornamental vocabulary, demonstrating Henri-Auguste Fourdinois's knowledge of the works from the past, which he knows how to renew into creations of a dazzling stylistic syncretism and an extraordinary quality of execution. All the ornamentation contributes to highlight, in a brilliant illustration, a decorative vocabulary inspired by the greatest masters of the Renaissance…

Beautiful antique paire of Onyx lamps with cloisonné enamels and gilded bronze with Sphinx decor - Available at Galerie Marc Maison Standing Lamps, Western World, Napoleon Iii, Second Empire, In Ancient Times, Enamels, Mythical Creatures, French Antiques, Art Decor

Beautiful antique paire of Onyx lamps with cloisonné enamels and gilded bronze with Sphinx decor - Lamps, standing lamps, torchers

This beautiful pair of Napoleon III style lamps was made around 1870. The central part, made of onyx , is shaped like an antique amphora. It is adorned with a very colorful frieze of cloisonné enamels and two handles topped with gilt-bronze busts of female sphinxes (see our article about sphinx ). The foot, also made of gilt bronze, is sculpted with spirals. It is placed on a rather simple, round base made of gilt bronze, onyx , and cloisonné enamels. This piece epitomizes the Antique…

Beautiful antique paire of Onyx lamps with cloisonné enamels and gilded bronze with Sphinx decor - Available at Galerie Marc Maison Decoration, Art Decor, Antique Mantel, Lampe Applique, Urn Vase, Fireplace Accessories, Antique Lighting, Oil Lamps, Decorative Objects

Beautiful antique paire of Onyx lamps with cloisonné enamels and gilded bronze with Sphinx decor - Lamps, standing lamps, torchers

This beautiful pair of Napoleon III style lamps was made around 1870. The central part, made of onyx , is shaped like an antique amphora. It is adorned with a very colorful frieze of cloisonné enamels and two handles topped with gilt-bronze busts of female sphinxes (see our article about sphinx ). The foot, also made of gilt bronze, is sculpted with spirals. It is placed on a rather simple, round base made of gilt bronze, onyx , and cloisonné enamels. This piece epitomizes the Antique…

Antique Neo-Renaissance style walnut mantelpiece With Diane de Poitiers coat of arms after the monumental fireplace coming from the Chateau of Villeroy and exhibited at the Louvre Museum - Wood Metal Fire Pit, Fire Pits, Renaissance Fashion, Architectural Antiques, Walnut Wood, Coat Of Arms, French Antiques, Art Decor, Woodcarving

Antique Neo-Renaissance style walnut mantelpiece With Diane de Poitiers coat of arms after the monumental fireplace coming from the Chateau of Villeroy and exhibited at the Louvre Museum - Wood

This exquisite hooded fireplace was made during the 19th century out of walnut wood, and follows the Neo-Renaissance style. At the centre of the entablature, a Red Griotte marble cabochon is placed. The rest of the entablature is elaborately carved with sphinxes. The Diane de Poitiers coat of arms, 3 intertwined C, are on the end of the frieze. The Sphinxes decorating the frieze of this fireplace are made after the monumental fireplace from the Château de Villeroy in Mennecy and now…

Antique cast iron vase with two sphinxes - Planters, vases and urns Sphinx, Classical Period, Architectural Antiques, Vase, Giza, Mythical Creatures, Urn, French Antiques, Cast Iron

Antique cast iron vase with two sphinxes - Planters, vases and urns

Two Sphinxes decorate the handles of this vase (See our article about sphinx ). The body of the vase is decorated with a beautiful woman's face. From the model of Claude Ballin designed in 1665 for the Versailles Palace gardens.

Antique cast iron vase with two sphinxes - Planters, vases and urns Sphinx, Art Antique, Architectural Antiques, Vase, Giza, Mythical Creatures, Woman Face, Urn, French Antiques

Antique cast iron vase with two sphinxes - Planters, vases and urns

Two Sphinxes decorate the handles of this vase (See our article about sphinx ). The body of the vase is decorated with a beautiful woman's face. From the model of Claude Ballin designed in 1665 for the Versailles Palace gardens.

Antique firedog with sphinges decoration in golden bronze - Firedogs, andirons Sphinx, Human Head, Art Decor, Decoration, Bronze, Architectural Antiques, Empire Style, Giza, Mythical Creatures

Antique firedog with sphinges decoration in golden bronze - Firedogs, andirons

Empire style with sphinx decor, in gilded bronze from the 19th century.This item can also be attached to the " Retour d'Egypte " style (return from Egypt), with inciated Egyptomania . This firedog weighs 11 kg.

Antique firedog with sphinges decoration in golden bronze - Firedogs, andirons Decoration, Art Decor, Sphinx, Winged Victory, Napoleon Iii, Bronze, Architectural Antiques, Empire Style, House

Antique firedog with sphinges decoration in golden bronze - Firedogs, andirons

Empire style with sphinx decor, in gilded bronze from the 19th century.This item can also be attached to the " Retour d'Egypte " style (return from Egypt), with inciated Egyptomania . This firedog weighs 11 kg.

The sphinx is a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head. The sphinx, in Greek tradition, has the haunches of a lion, the wing. Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Greek, Ufo, Le Sphinx, Ancient Civilizations

sphinx

The sphinx is a mythological creature that most often has a human bust and a lion's body, but sometimes a bull's or a horse's instead. This mythological creature can be represented with wings, a bull's horns, or a snake tail. It appeared in Egypt during the 3rd millennium BC, and then in the Ancient Near-East. The Egyptian Sphinx :The first sphinxes could have a human head (androsphinx), but sometimes had a ram's head (criosphinx) or a falcon's (hieracosphinx). They often wore a nemes, the…

"Sphinx capitolins" : Pair of sphinxes in porphyry on a gilt copper pedestal, century. Taken from the Marquis de Nesle in Paris during the French Revolution, exhibited in the gallery of the Grand Trianon in Versailles during the century. Versailles, Sphinx, Human Head, French Revolution, Giza, Marquis, Mythical Creatures, Belle Photo, Pedestal

Sphinx capitolin : (paire de sphinx) Dits "Sphinx Capitolins"

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"Sphinx", drawing by Gustave Moreau. Musée Gustave Moreau, Paris #gustavemoreau #sphinx #19thcentury #art #antique #drawing Drawing Art, Art Drawings, Le Sphinx, Symbolic Art, Art Antique, Human Head, Giza, Mythical Creatures, French Antiques

Le sphinx

Gustave Moreau, Le sphinx , Paris, musée Gustave Moreau. Venez découvrir plus de 500 000 images des œuvres d'art des musées Français, à partager, collectionner et télécharger