Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Sphinx of Livorno

Terracotta sphinx, via Mayer, Livorno
This busty sphinx stands on the pillar of a gate in Via Mayer, facing her slightly less photogenic twin sister on the other pillar.
Terracotta sphinx, via Mayer, Livorno
This terracotta work appeared in one of my first posts and a couple of years later it showed up again in a set of mythological creatures.

See also: Topless Sphinx - Myths & Legends

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Interesting, no doubt!

Luis Gomez said...

Love it. We have a couple as well at the Masonic Temple on 16th Street. http://www.onephotographaday.com/2010/07/masonic-temple.html

Randy said...

A little busty.

cieldequimper said...

'A little' is a rather big understatement!

Cezar and Léia said...

How interesting! I like it!
Léia

Jack said...

Sigh . . .

Gunn said...

Great finds.

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting to find a sphinx even in Livorno!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice boobs.

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting, I didn't know Livorno has a Sphinx.

JM said...

Do you remember the painting of the Madonna with the Big Boobs which was stolen by the Nazis on the brilliant "Allô Allô" TV series? Well, I wonder why this came to my mind... LOL!