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See also: Category:Sphinxes

A Sphinx is an iconic image of a recumbent lion with the head of a ram, bird, or human, invented by the Egyptians of the Old Kingdom, but a cultural import in archaic Greek mythology, where it received its name (Greek Σφιγξ, "strangler"). The best known is the Great Sphinx of Giza.

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Egyptian sphinxes[edit]

Middle East sphinxes[edit]

Greek sphinxes[edit]

Roman sphinxes[edit]

Post-antique sphinxes[edit]

Sphinxes in paintings[edit]