the sphinx

replica ancient Greek sphinx images in bronze and on pottery from It's All Greek London and online

In ancient Greek mythology, sphinx was a symbol of mystery, and the guardian of sacred places. This mythical hybrid creature had the face of a woman, the chest, paws and tail of a lion. and the wings of a bird of prey.

The enigmatic sphinx was particularly associated with Oedipus, to whom she posed the riddle: 'What creature walks on four legs in the morning, on two at midday and on three in the evening?' When Oedipus supplied the correct answer (Man), she hurled herself off a cliff in despair.


bronze sphinx

bronze sphinx

Symbol of mystery and the guardian of sacred places. The mythical sphinx had the face of a woman, th..

Code: BA-34

£40.00 Ex Tax: £33.33

bronze sphinx from Olympia

bronze sphinx from Olympia

Symbol of mystery and the guardian of sacred places. The mythical sphinx had the face of a woman, th..

Code: BA-16

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Corinthian alabastron with sphinx

Corinthian alabastron with sphinx

Corinthian pottery of the 7th and early 6th centuries BC is noted for its rich ochre colouring and i..

Code: VO-202

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

large bronze helmet with sphinx crest

large bronze helmet with sphinx crest

The mythical sphinx sits at the front of this crest. In Greek mythology, the sphinx represented myst..

Code: BH-10

£700.00 Ex Tax: £583.33

Rhodian oinochoe with ibex and male sphinx pair

Rhodian oinochoe with ibex and male sphinx pair

The original oinochoe dates to approximately the 7th century BC, and is typically Rhodian in style. ..

Code: VO-314

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

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