Did you know that the proper plural word for Sphinx is Sphinges? It is, but you’ll never catch us saying that. It sounds wrong.

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Caresses, Fernand Khnopff

Caresses Fernand Khnopff, 1896

Great Sphinx of Giza, Ancient Egypt

Great Sphinx of Giza 2500BCE

Oedipus and the Sphinx, Gustave Moreau

Oedipus and the Sphinx Gustave Moreau, 1864

Pyxis and Lid with Sphinx-Shaped Handle, The Etruscans

Pyxis and Lid with Sphinx-Shaped Handle 650BCE

Self-Portrait as a Sphinx, Sarah Bernhardt

Self-Portrait as a Sphinx Sarah Bernhardt, 1880

Sphinx, Franz Stuck

Sphinx Franz Stuck, 1904

Sphinx of Agost, The Iberians

Sphinx of Agost 550BCE

The Kiss of the Sphinx, Franz Stuck

The Kiss of the Sphinx Franz Stuck, 1895

The Sphinx, Félicien Rops

The Sphinx Félicien Rops, 1878 – 1881

The Sphinx and the Pyramids, Augustus Osborne Lamplough

The Sphinx and the Pyramids Augustus Osborne Lamplough, 1919

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