Assyrian Persian Winged Sphinx from the Palace of Darius Sculpture reproduction art 8" www.Neo-Mfg.com Museum Reproduction
Size 7.9" tall x 7.9" wide
Winged Sphinx from the Palace of Darius (1935)
Oriental Institute Museum
WINGED SPHINX FROM THE PALACE
Field Negative P-565
Schmidt Expedition 1935
The combination of horned headdress, bearded head, and body and wings of a sphinx in this relief demonstrates the expert craftsmanship and imaginative qualities of Achaemenid art. Reinforcing this visual experience is the border of rosettes above and below and the stylized palm trees to left and right. The tips of the feathers of a winged disc are visible to the left.
"Every remains of these noble ruins indicate their former grandeur and magnificence, truly worthy of being the residence of a great and powerful monarch; and whilst viewing them, the mind becomes impressed with an awful solemnity!"
- William Francklin, 1763-1839, British Officer of the East India Company
Mesopotamia and Egyptian motifs, and as a guard and guardian of the treasure house and temple were considered. This lion's half is lion and the other half is the eagle. This role, with all the finer human thought, power and agility of the milk, brings together the eagle's eagerness and vigilance, and in the presence of the Shah, because these creatures are headed in the form of the heads of the kings that were carved in Persepolis
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