Magnificent Ancient pair of solid high ct gold 23/34 ct Gold, Greek Earrings , set with red rubies , perfect and wearable, no damage.. They are very heavy x 27.6 GRMS TOYAL..
APPROX X 60 MMS LONG.. The quality and detail is incredible, From a A private European collection. THIS ITEMS COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY THANK YOU. Sphinx, mythological creature with a lions body and a human head, an important image in Egyptian and Greek art and legend.
The word sphinx was derived by Greek grammarians from the verb sphingein (to bind or to squeeze), but the etymology is not related to the legend and is dubious. Hesiod, the earliest Greek author to mention the creature, called it Phix.The winged sphinx of Boeotian Thebes, the most famous in legend, was said to have terrorized the people by demanding the answer to a riddle taught her by the MusesWhat is it that has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed? And devouring a man each time the riddle was answered incorrectly.
Eventually Oedipus gave the proper answer: man, who crawls on all fours in infancy, walks on two feet when grown, and leans on a staff in old age. The sphinx thereupon killed herself. From this tale apparently grew the legend that the sphinx was omniscient, and even today the wisdom of the sphinx is proverbial. H Sphinx, mythological creature with a lions body and a human head, an important image in Egyptian and Greek art and legend. Hesiod, the earliest Greek author to mention the creature, called it Sphinx.
The item "Very Rare Large Solid Gold Ancient Greek Winged Sphinx Earrings With Rubys. X27g" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Greek". The seller is "ace-antiques" and is located in Uk.This item can be shipped worldwide.