Sphinx at Kerameikos Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece - Encircle Photos

40 Sphinx at Kerameikos Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece

Another ancient find on display at the Kerameikos Archaeological Museum is this sphinx. Analysis suggests the marble sculpture was carved in the mid-6th century BC. The stunning art was either part of the Sacred Way or a funerary monument at Kerameikos Cemetery. The similar Sphinx of the Naxians from the Temple of Apollo is a highlight of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, Greece. That version of the mythical winged creature (lion’s body, woman’s head) is a colossal 7.25 feet tall.

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Ermou 150, Athina 105 53, Greece

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