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Sphinx king Amasis

This head of sphinx would correspond to King Apries or Amasis. It is a monumental head, like few in the world.

This life-size head, without being a realistic portrait, was probably sculpted by an artisan eager to restore the morphology of his real model. Prominent cheekbones, small arched eyebrows, small eyes without makeup, wide mouth with well-drawn lips and the receding chin are the anatomical features found in each of the portraits known to this king.

Other statues of sphinxes, mostly broken, have been found in several archaeological sites, each of them unique and worth observing.