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.

We have a range of bronze figurines and the sphinx also features on a number of our hand painted pottery items.

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bronze helmet with sphinx crest
BH-10
BH-10
£750.00 £450.00
bronze sphinx
BA-34
BA-34
£45.00
bronze sphinx from Olympia
BA-16
BA-16
£85.00
marble sphinx
SA-101
SA-101
£75.00

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