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Sphinx (461 words)
The concept and form of the sphinx would spread to other cultures as well, it was introduced in Mesopotamia around 1500 BCE, and in the Levant even earlier, especially with the Hittites.
It dates from the 26th century BCE, the reign of King Khafre.
Around 1400 BCE, Tuthmosis 4 is supposed to have had a dream that he would become king if he cleared the sand from the sphinx.
Sphinx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1003 words)
The revived Mannerist Sphinx of the 16th century is sometimes thought of as the French Sphinx.
Such Sphinxes were revived when the grottesche or "grotesque" decorations of the unearthed "Golden House" (Domus Aurea) of Nero were brought to light in late 15th century Rome, and she was incorporated into the classical vocabulary of arabesque designs that was spread throughout Europe in engravings during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Her first appearances in French art are in the School of Fontainebleau in the 1520s and 30s; her last appearances are in the Late Baroque style of the French Régence (1715–1723).
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