Hatshepsut as Sphinx

Colossal Sphinx of Hatshepsut
Early Dynasty 18; joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III (14791458 B.C.)
Granite; H. 64 5/8 in. (164 cm), W. 35 3/8 in. (90 cm), D. 11 ft. 3 in. (343 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rogers Fund, 1931 (31.3.166)
According to the Museum website, this sphinx weighs more than SEVEN TONS!

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Photos above © JAL, 2012


This photo © JAL, 2005