Greek Gold Sphinx Earrings, Century BCOriginally an Egyptian mythological creature, the sphinx was adapted by the Greeks and appears frequently in Greek art. In some versions of Greek mythology, the sphinx was the offspring of the monster Echidna.
The Enigma (detail), Gustave Doré, stands a sphinx overlooking the scene. Under the dark sky, a winged woman is in tears and questions the sphinx in vain for an explanation of te chaos and horrors of war, but the sphinx remains silent.
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