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
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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

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…

Snake goddess, Minoan bronze snake Goddess, Late Minoan I, 1600-1500 B.C. Snake goddess, Minoan snake Goddess holding a snake in each of her raised arms, wearing a long flounced skirt and a headdress with tall finial, with pronounced breasts, 5.2 cm high. Private collection

Snake goddess, Minoan bronze snake Goddess, Late Minoan I, 1600-1500 B.C. Snake goddess, Minoan snake Goddess holding a snake in each of her raised arms, wearing a long flounced skirt and a headdress with tall finial, with pronounced breasts, 5.2 cm high. Private collection

Achelooo, Greek Roman bronze Achelous head, 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D. Bronze Acheloo head with hole upside as feet of a bronze tripod. In Greek mythology, Achelous is a river god who was the patron deity of the silver-swirling Achelous river, which is the largest river of Greece and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit, 2 cm high. Private collection

Achelooo, Greek Roman bronze Achelous head, 2nd century B.C.-1st century A.D. Bronze Acheloo head with hole upside as feet of a bronze tripod. In Greek mythology, Achelous is a river god who was the patron deity of the silver-swirling Achelous river, which is the largest river of Greece and thus the chief of all river deities, every river having its own river spirit, 2 cm high. Private collection

Spider goddess Arachne, Roman Egyptian marble spider goddess, 1st-4th century A.D. Arachne spider goddess with female head with long hair and body of spider with legs, 7.8 cm high. Private collection

Spider goddess Arachne, Roman Egyptian marble spider goddess, 1st-4th century A.D. Arachne spider goddess with female head with long hair and body of spider with legs, 7.8 cm high. 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

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

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

Potnia Theron Potnia Hippon, Etruscan terracotta antefix relief with Potnia Theron with two winged horse, 6th century B.C. Etruscan terracotta akroter with Etruscan Master of the beast Potnia Hippon Potnia Theron between two horses, red and black  painting, from Pyrgi, edificio delle venti celle,  29.5 cm high. Private collection

Potnia Theron Potnia Hippon, Etruscan terracotta antefix relief with Potnia Theron with two winged horse, 6th century B.C. Etruscan terracotta akroter with Etruscan Master of the beast Potnia Hippon Potnia Theron between two horses, red and black painting, from Pyrgi, edificio delle venti celle, 29.5 cm high. 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

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