Photographer's Note

The Sphinx exists mainly in art or literature, and symbolizes strength and wisdom. It possesses the body of a lion with a head of a king or god. The original of this example was made of limestone with a dating from the 4th to the 3rd Century BCE. It was located along the Sacred Way of the Serapeum, northwest of the Pyramid of Djoser, at Saqqara, Memphis in Egypt. Saqqara is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the vast ancient burial ground of Apis bulls - deemed to be incarnations of the deity Ptah. The boulevard at Serapeum is lined with 600 sphinxes built by Nectanebo I who ruled from 379/8 to 361/0 BCE.

While I took more photographs from the Museum of Antiquities, I believe these are more than sufficient to convey the quality of my experience in Room 106. I exited to the lobby and approached a staff member as to directions, so I might proceed with the visit to the University of Saskatchewan.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2017-09-22
  • Categories: Opera d'arte
  • Esposizione: 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-11-11 3:49
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