Egyptian Sphinx Miniature Giza Role Playing Game Piece Ancient Civilization 4LPN# E-039S
Miniature figurine statue of the Sphinx from Giza. Small scale paperweight or educational teaching aid illustrates the Giza Sphinx seated and guarding the precious funerary pyramids at Giza Cairo Egypt. Handcrafted in the USA from compound stone, it has a rough sand like finish.Made from crushed stone and resin with a stone blasted sandstone finish. Add it to you miniature panorama displays recreating Giza and Egyptian temples. Or play with it in a role playing game about ancient lands.
- Measures 4 in L x 2 1/8 in H x 2 in W. Weighs 5 ounces. PN E-039S.
- Made in USA from compound stone with a grainy sand finish.
The word "Sphinx" used by the Greeks derives perhaps from the Egyptian Shesepankh "Living Statue". It designates a type of statue joining a human head to the body of a lion and symbolizes sovereignty combining the strength of the lion with a human intelligence. The Egyptian Sphinx was, with only a few exceptions in representations of some Queens of the Middle Kingdom, shown as male. Also, the Egyptian Sphinx was viewed as benevolent, a guardian, whereas the Greek Sphinx was invariably malevolent towards people. The Sphinx was the embodiment of royal power often shown smiting the King's enemies, or the King himself being represented as a victorious Sphinx trampling on his foes. This Sphinx represents King Thutmosis III wearing a striped "Nemes" head cloth protected by an Uraeus and a false beard.
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