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Viele Tomb Sphinx - West Point, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 23.979 W 073° 58.052
18T E 586306 N 4583637
Quick Description: Pair of sphinx sculptures guarding the tomb of Egbert Ludovicus Viele in the West Point Cemetery.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2008 9:58:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM4DJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 47

Long Description:
"The sphinxes guarding the front of the Viele pyramid are not the original ones. Mrs. Viele did not like the physical characteristics of the first version, and they were dumped in the river and replaced. Years later one of the original statues was salvaged, and currently lies in the back yard of Quarters 105b at West Point." - online tour of West Point Cemetery
Style: Egyptian

Medium: Stone

Head Type: Woman

Website: [Web Link]

Statue Name: Not listed

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

Street Address: Not listed

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