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Ram-headed Sphinxes - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 37° 20.008 W 121° 55.376
10S E 595414 N 4132409
Quick Description: These sphinxes are a facsimile of those found at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/25/2014 10:48:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMMYVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
Two rows of ram-headed sphinxes line the entranceway to San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Each sphinx nestles an image of the god Amun between its front paws. This website (visit link) has an additional photo and informs us:

Avenue of Sphinxes and First Pylon of Karnak Temple.

Many of the main roads which lead to the temples of Thebes (modern Luxor) used to be continuously lined with sphinxes. Those which flank the entrance to the First Pylon of Karnak Temple combine the body of a lion with the head of a ram. The ram was a symbol of the god Amun, the chief deity worshipped in the Great Temple of Karnak. Each sphinx protects, between its forelegs, a standing statue of the king--originally Ramesses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.)."

Read more about Amon at (visit link)
Style: Egyptian

Medium: probably a concrete polymer

Head Type: Ram

Street Address:
1660 Park Ave
San Jose, CA USA
95191


Statue Name: Not listed

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Head Namesake: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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