– egyptian sphynx, lion body with pharaoh head – sphynx is enthroned on a podest – perhaps used as a guardian of a tomb – pharaoh headdress and chin extension – could possibly be stone or marble – although line does not play a large role in the piece it does add order to the piece – lines are used to create pattern in the headdress and the garments – no added pigment or paint to the dark tone of the material used – no tonal contrast – the textured line pattern on the headdress and the garments draws the eyes in – piece is highly symmetrical and harmonious – use of a three dimensional stone medium allows the figure to appear strong and intimidating as a guardian must be

Image Credit: Teryl Atkins
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