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Schonbrunn Spinxes - Vienna, Austria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 48° 11.236 E 016° 18.801
33U E 597613 N 5337948
Quick Description: There are several similar sphinx sculptures in the forecourt of Schonbrunn Palace.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 10:58:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMKA0H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 7

Long Description:
These sculptures are unusual because they depict the female sphinxes in a casual and relaxed sitting position rather than the usual sitting on haunches or sitting in a more formal stlye.
Wikipedia's page for the artwork at the Palace (visit link) informs us that the artist is Johann Wilhelm Beyer and that the artworks at the Palace were created between 1773 and 1780.
Style: Greek

Medium: marble

Head Type: Woman

Website: [Web Link]

Street Address:
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
Vienna, Wien Austria

Statue Name: Not listed

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

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