Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ABC Wednesday: S is for sphinx

More than one tomb in Mt. View cemetery has sphinxes guarding it.  Much to my surprise, Wikipedia tells me the sphinx is a symbol for Christ and the divine light.  Didn't know that; did you?  The sculpture in the cemetery is always a delight to see.  For more takes on "S", please visit ABC Wednesday.

11 comments:

  1. Lots of Egyptian imagery in Mt. View Cemetery. I'd never heard the sphinx ~ Christ and the divine light connection before, though

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  2. Yes in fact Sphinx was always looked upon as a guardian. Since Christianity also takes its concept from the Egyptian beliefs I am not surprised of this role of Sphinx as well

    Pheno, ABCW team

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  3. hee hee...
    News to «Louis», too.
    ;-D

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  4. I did not know that. I figured it was a more ancient deity.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. What a wonderful piece of cemetery art.

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  6. New to me too. Very beautiful sculpture, very well captured.

    and... no, we have no snow yet...

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  7. It is hard for me to understand the ancient sphinx meaning ANYTHING in Christian symbolism. But, what do I know?

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  8. No, I had associated the Sphinx with Egyptian deities and had no idea Christianity has adopted it. Not sure how I feel about this image, but the face is beautiful.

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  9. That is beautiful, and you positioned it so well between the trees. Thanks for visiting my stairs - yes, they do provide some good leg exercise!

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