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Sphinx

Did you know that the proper plural word for Sphinx is Sphinges? It is, but you’ll never catch us saying that. It just sounds wrong.

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Caresses, Fernand Khnopff

Caresses

Fernand Khnopff, 1896
Great Sphinx of Giza, Ancient Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza

2500 BCE
Oedipus and the Sphinx, Gustave Moreau

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Gustave Moreau, 1864
Pyxis and Lid with Sphinx-Shaped Handle, The Etruscans

Pyxis and Lid with Sphinx-Shaped Handle

650 BCE
Self-Portrait as a Sphinx, Sarah Bernhardt

Self-Portrait as a Sphinx

Sarah Bernhardt, 1880
Sphinx, Franz Stuck

Sphinx

Franz Stuck, 1904
Sphinx of Agost, The Iberians

Sphinx of Agost

550 BCE
The Kiss of the Sphinx, Franz Stuck

The Kiss of the Sphinx

Franz Stuck, 1895
The Sphinx and the Pyramids, Augustus Osborne Lamplough

The Sphinx and the Pyramids

Augustus Osborne Lamplough, 1919
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