Head of a Sphinx from Vulci

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
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This head belonged to a crouching sphinx with a lion's body and wings. It stood wither on a tumulus or as a "sentinel" at the entrance to the grave. Nenfro (tuff). From Vulci, Italy. Circa 600 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Head of a Sphinx from Vulci. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11386/head-of-a-sphinx-from-vulci/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Sphinx from Vulci." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11386/head-of-a-sphinx-from-vulci/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of a Sphinx from Vulci." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 16 Jun 2021.