Egypt sphinx head







The Great Sphinx of Egypt remains one of the most surprisingly monuments of Egypt. Although it may appear as in the pyramids` shadow, the sphinx keeps its originally height of almost 20 meters and a length of over 72 meters. The Egyptian Sphinx combines the head, the intelligence of the pharaoh, with the strong body of the lion, which was also associated with the solar symbolism. Although the sphinxes are common symbols in the Egyptian art, the Great Sphinx is one of the oldest sphinxes and without any doubt, the biggest of all them. The original significance of the Sphinx is unsure but the later Egyptians considered it a embodiment of the Horemakhet, the sun's god. It is difficult to be established the topography of the emplacement before the building of the Sphinx because there were excavations on large areas to derive the blocks needed for the pyramids construction. But, the Sphinx head seems to had been sculpted from one natural knot of rock lived vertically upon the plateau level; a natural block of rock, raw, can be seen today, in vicinity. The Sphinx head and the superior part of the Sphinx body lays upon the level of the surrounding ground. The inferior parts of the Sphinx body were sculpted under the plateau level. The Sphinx is not well proportioned, its body is too long and the head is too short. Maybe the sculptors hadn't had enough material to make the statue. The head dimensions were limited to the natural knot of rock from which it was sculpted, and the body must had been lengthen because of one vertical fissure that in present is situated right in front of the back feet. But the Sphinx strange proportions can also be a sign of the sculptors` lack of experience.



Egypt Sphinx Head




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