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18th-19th Century Hand Carved Stone Statues Sphinx Sculpture Statuary Antiques
Exceptional 18th-19th century hand carved stone statues of Chateau Sphinx Mounted at the entrance on top of Stone pedestals or on each side of a doorway, at the front of a staircase. In European decorative art the sphinx enjoyed a major revival during the Renaissance then later 18th and 19th century for the Chateau Castles. The depictions are generally associated with architectural structures such as royal tombs or religious temples. To my belief they are sculpted to the likes of Sophie de France and her sister Madame Adelaide duchess of Louvois. Antique Dealer Los Angeles West Hollywood La Cienega Melrose Ave A sphinx / sphinxes is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. In Greek tradition, the sphinx has the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. Unlike the Greek sphinx, which was a woman, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man, Both were thought of as guardians and often flank the entrances to temples. Freemasonry, the sphinx image also has been adopted into Masonic architecture. As a Masonic emblem a symbol of mystery and as such often is found as a decoration sculptures.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacture1700s-1800s
- Materials and Techniques
- Condition Detailsas seen in the pictures , chips cracks due to age of these beautiful Sculptures
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 29 in. x W 14 in. x D 36 in.H 73.66 cm x W 35.56 cm x D 91.44 cm
- Seller LocationWest Hollywood, CA
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU4400216900981
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