18th-19th Century Hand Carved Stone Statues Sphinx Sculpture Statuary Antiques For Sale
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18th-19th Century Hand Carved Stone Statues Sphinx Sculpture Statuary Antiques

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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.   

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 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 Location
    West Hollywood, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU4400216900981
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