The large figure is one of two figures evidently placed to guard each side of the approach to the beautiful temple of Singa-Sarie (lion flower) which is close at hand.
Ancient Greek sculpture. Head of Minerva. A description of the collection of ancient marbles in the British Museum
The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx at Gizeh, the most remarkable figure of its kind.
The citizens’ costume of the Romans. The Togatus. The Roman toga of the imperial period. The different types. The drapery. The stola, the pallium or the palla of the women.
The Cathedral of Chartres, founded in the earliest times of Christianity in the west, is remarkable for the many misfortunes it has sustained.
Wooden statue of a man (around 2600 BC). Sphinx of red granite (XIII dynasty). Family Group (XIX to XX. Dynasty. 1450-1150 BC).
Ancient Greek mythology. The Sphinx was considered a demon of destruction and doom.
A terminal statue of an Hermaphrodite. The human body extends downwards as low as the hips, whence it gradually assumes the form of a square pilaster diminishing in size towards the base.
The scholars and writers on antiquities, up to the time of Winckelmann, apply the term Fauns to the human figures with tails and pointed ears, while they term the figures with goat’s legs sometimes Pans, at other times Satyrs.
A statue of Ceres, crowned in the manner of the Egyptian Isis. This figure is clothed in a very long and ample tunic descending quite to the ground, leaving visible only the extremities of the feet; the sleeves are extremely full, falling down to the elbows, and fastened, along the upper side of the arms, only by fibulae.