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Hi Lee

I thought that the image might be of interest to JM as it serves to illustrate the variety of repairs - ancient, classical and modern - which have been undertaken and which lends weight to the idea that the Sphinx in its leonine form might well not have been its original form. I struggle with colour blindness and find the shades used in the image (other than blue / grey? and dark green) quite difficult to determine.

The fact that the rear end and the tail appear to have been very heavily repaired ('refashioned' or, in the case of the curved tail perhaps even a later addition) have made me reconsider whether it might well have been a carving of Anubis. Contextually, that is far more meaningful than a lion.

I apologise for having not replied at the time to the post to which you refer in your thread regarding Anubis as Lord of the Necropolis. The photographs you posted in response to my comment provided a fresh perspective (literally) of the Sphinx's rear end restoration (a view much less commonly photographed) and on reflection I tend towards the idea of the tail in its current position perhaps being a 'refashioning' of an existing tail.

Edited: to correct a typo.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 16-Mar-19 16:31 by eyeofhorus33.

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The recarve of the Sphinx 1394 Warwick 08-Mar-19 18:17
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 391 Thanos5150 10-Mar-19 05:11
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 323 Open mind 10-Mar-19 17:09
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 259 Warwick 10-Mar-19 17:58
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 282 Thanos5150 11-Mar-19 02:48
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 222 Warwick 12-Mar-19 16:46
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 288 Thanos5150 13-Mar-19 05:27
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 225 Warwick 13-Mar-19 16:06
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 253 jamesglory 18-Mar-19 01:17
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 222 Thanos5150 18-Mar-19 15:24
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 264 jazzmumbles 16-Mar-19 03:11
Sphinx 'passages' 321 eyeofhorus33 16-Mar-19 07:09
Re: Sphinx 'passages' 255 Thanos5150 16-Mar-19 15:38
Re: Sphinx 'passages' 248 eyeofhorus33 16-Mar-19 16:21
Re: Sphinx 'passages' 233 Warwick 16-Mar-19 19:30
Re: Sphinx 'passages' 265 Thanos5150 17-Mar-19 01:10
Re: The recarve of the Sphinx 251 Thanos5150 16-Mar-19 15:15
The Rosicrucian perspective 302 eyeofhorus33 16-Mar-19 09:11
Re: The Rosicrucian perspective 256 Martin Stower 16-Mar-19 15:37
Hamilton Mercer Wright 295 Martin Stower 16-Mar-19 16:11
Re: Hamilton Mercer Wright 232 eyeofhorus33 16-Mar-19 20:04
Re: Hamilton Mercer Wright 257 Martin Stower 17-Mar-19 12:08
Photo by Hamilton Wright 289 Martin Stower 17-Mar-19 13:48
Re: Photo by Hamilton Wright 223 Corpuscles 20-Mar-19 02:13
Re: Photo by Hamilton Wright 210 Thanos5150 20-Mar-19 04:39
Re: Hamilton Mercer Wright 267 Thanos5150 17-Mar-19 15:49
Re: The Rosicrucian perspective 234 NigelSS 20-Mar-19 00:48
Re: The Rosicrucian perspective 216 Warwick 20-Mar-19 16:42
Sphinx head re-carving theory! 191 Smooth buddha 17-May-19 21:20
Mod Note > Duplicate Topic Merged 246 Dr. Troglodyte 17-May-19 22:00

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