Roman griffin on glass token, 2nd-3rd century A.D. Griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature, 1.2 cm diameter. Private collection
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large half-human, half-lion statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River near Cairo. The commonly used name "Sphinx" was given to it based on the Greek creature with the body of a lion, the head of a woman and the wings of an eagle, though this sphinx have the head of a man. It is one of the largest single-stone statues on Earth, and is commonly believed to have been built by ancient Egyptians in the 3rd millennium BC.
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL GILT BRONZE SCULPTURE, "CLEOPATRA" BY EUTROPE BOURET (FRENCH, 1833-1906)<BR>Signed "Bouret, Sculp" along base, c. 1890<BR>Item # 504PXK12A <BR><BR>This precisely modeled and incredibly attractive work by Eutrope Bouret was likely cast during the last ten years of the nineteenth century, the quality and detail of the sculpture without question excellent. The bust depicts Cleopatra with a spread eagle crown and broad ribbons draping from her hair over a richly formed garment…
In Egyptian mythology, Serket (also spelt Selchis, Selket, Selkis, Selkhit, Selkit, Selqet, Serkhet, Serket-hetyt, Serqet and Serquet) is the goddess of healing stings and bites who originally was the deification of the scorpion.