Greek sphinx and other ancient mythological creatures

Greek sphinx - Medusa head - Gorgon head - Minotaur - Griffin - Master of the beast - Spider goddess Arachne - Achelous - Guennol lioness - Satyr - Polyphemus - Lernean hydra - Pegasus
Greek terracotta sphinx, 5th century B.C. Greek corinthian terracotta sphinx with female head wearing a polos with hair in curls, her wing outstretched across the back, 8 cm high max. Private collection

Greek terracotta sphinx, 5th century B.C. Greek corinthian terracotta sphinx with female head wearing a polos with hair in curls, her wing outstretched across the back, 8 cm high max. Private collection

Minotaur on Athenian black figure kylix, 470- 460 B.C. The figure of Minotaur is well rendered with incised detail, in Greek mythology the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being part man and part bull. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth designed by architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete and was killed by Athenian hero Theseus, 8 cm wide. Private collection

Minotaur on Athenian black figure kylix, 470- 460 B.C. The figure of Minotaur is well rendered with incised detail, in Greek mythology the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being part man and part bull. The Minotaur dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth designed by architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete and was killed by Athenian hero Theseus, 8 cm wide. Private collection

Amlash bronze pin with three animal headed figures holding hands, 1st millenium B.C. 10 cm high pin, 2 cm high three figures, upublished. Private collection

Amlash bronze pin with three animal headed figures holding hands, 1st millenium B.C. 10 cm high pin, 2 cm high three figures, upublished. Private collection

Imdugud, Mesopotamian Sumerian libation offering lion headed bird cup, 2400-2200 B.C. Imdugud compartmented bowl with lion head and tail of bird, probably Imdugud, the exterior decorated with 2 zigzag lines, head and tail, 5 cm high. In Sumerian mythology, Imdugud was lion-headed eagle who was the doorkeeper to Enki's bath. Imdugud was considered the personification of Southern Wind, the winds which brought rains and storms to Mesopotamia, said thunder was the sound of roar. Private…

Imdugud, Mesopotamian Sumerian libation offering lion headed bird cup, 2400-2200 B.C. Imdugud compartmented bowl with lion head and tail of bird, probably Imdugud, the exterior decorated with 2 zigzag lines, head and tail, 5 cm high. In Sumerian mythology, Imdugud was lion-headed eagle who was the doorkeeper to Enki's bath. Imdugud was considered the personification of Southern Wind, the winds which brought rains and storms to Mesopotamia, said thunder was the sound of roar. Private…

Circe on roman terra sigillata plate lanx fragment with Circe, 4th-5th century A.D. African red slip ware plate lanx fragment, North Africa, from Pegasus Tablet, with Circe make a poison, inscribed KYPKHO, in Homer's Odyssey, Circe is described as living in a mansion that stands in the middle of a clearing in a dense wood, 15 cm long. Private collection

Circe on roman terra sigillata plate lanx fragment with Circe, 4th-5th century A.D. African red slip ware plate lanx fragment, North Africa, from Pegasus Tablet, with Circe make a poison, inscribed KYPKHO, in Homer's Odyssey, Circe is described as living in a mansion that stands in the middle of a clearing in a dense wood, 15 cm long. Private collection

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with two pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with two pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with two pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with two pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Pegasus on Greek terracotta relief with pegasus, Locrian Pinax, 490-460 B.C. Type 2/11, Greek terracotta relief, Locrian pinax with two pegasus, 20 x 13 cm. Private collection, ex Archea gallery Amsterdam

Greek sphinx, 5th century B.C. Greek sphinx, Greek Corinthian terracotta sphinx with female head wearing a polos with hair in curls, her wing outstretched across the back, 8 cm high max. Private collection

Greek sphinx, 5th century B.C. Greek sphinx, Greek Corinthian terracotta sphinx with female head wearing a polos with hair in curls, her wing outstretched across the back, 8 cm high max. Private collection

Greek grotesque head, 1st century B.C. Alexandrian greek grotesque head, alexandrian greek grotesque terracotta head, 6 cm high. Private collection

Greek grotesque head, 1st century B.C. Alexandrian greek grotesque head, alexandrian greek grotesque terracotta head, 6 cm high. Private collection

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