Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Delphi Sphinx


This Archaic era #greek #sculpture was created on the island of #naxos and originally placed on a high column in the temple precinct .

It is perhaps less ornate than Egyptian and Phoenician sphinxes though the body is more feline than leonine?

Bear in mind in its original location outdoors people would have been seeing this work from below or above and a distance.

Next time I compare Archaic sphinxes with more Egyptian and Phoenician models.