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I am leaning in that direction also (so far) as I haven't really seen anything to convince me that it was a Jackal over its present state. Yes, I know there have been many restorations but that does not mean that the actual animal was changed at any point.
The head, in my opinion, is obviously not original; it smacks of later date, less refined AE works that lacked the perfection of alleged earlier times.

I think another big determining factor is that the Lion faces East and also the Constellation of Leo.

If it were Anubis (guarding the underworld/dead), wouldn't it make more sense for it to be facing West, as the West and "Westerners" were representative of the dead?

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The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 828 Buchem 08-Jun-18 00:47
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 207 Thanos5150 08-Jun-18 04:07
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 207 Buchem 08-Jun-18 05:09
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 232 trace1 10-Jun-18 12:14
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 188 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:15
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 310 eyeofhorus33 10-Jun-18 17:17
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 206 Buchem 11-Jun-18 01:22
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 137 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:07
Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 126 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:08
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Re: The Sphinx - Lion or Jackal? 138 Buchem 14-Jun-18 23:09


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