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Title
Egypt: The Sphinx
Collection

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Sphinxes

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1907 - 1920 (Approximate)
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC-WON POC SPH
Topics
Archaeological sites -- Egypt
Great Sphinx (Egypt)
Genres
Postcards
Physical Description
Halftone photomechanical prints
Extent: 14 x 9 cm
Description
"Sphinx is a Greek word signifying the squeezer or strangler applied to certain symbolical forms of Egyptian origin. In the Egyptian hieroglyphs the Sphinx bears the name of Neb or Lord and Akar, or intellect, corresponding to the account of Clemens that these emblematic figures depicted intellect and force. It is sculptured out of a spar of rock itself, to which masonry has been added in certain places to complete the form and measures 172 feet 6 inches long by 56 feet high. This was symbolical form of the monarch considered as a conqueror, the head of the reigning king being placed on a lion's body, the face bearded and the usual dress drapery being suspended before it. Thus used, the Sphinx was generally male, but in case of female rulers the figure has a female head and the body of a lioness."--printed on verso.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c2c5b310-c5bf-012f-d932-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1907: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Egypt" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1907 - 1920. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Egypt" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 27, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1907 - 1920). Egypt Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-54b4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Egypt