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Category:Great Sphynx - Louvre A23

Object type Statue
Description
English: Great sphinx bearing the names of Amenemhat II (12th Dynasty), Merneptah (19th Dynasty) and Shoshenq I (22nd Dynasty).
Español: Gran esfinge con los nombres grabados de Amenemhat II (Dinastía 12), Merenptah (Dinastía 19) y Sheshonq I (Dinastía 22).
Français : Grand sphinx, portant les noms d'Aménémès II (XIIe Dynastie), Mérenptah (XIXe Dynastie) et Sheshonq Ier (XXIIe Dynastie).
Date probably circa  BC
Medium pink granite
Dimensions Height: 1.83 m (2 yd). Width: 4.8 m (5.2 yd). Depth: 1.54 m (1.7 yd).
Weight : 24 t ( 53294.4  lb)
Egypte pharaonique, room 1: Crypt of the Sphynx. Sully, Entresol.
This work is part of the collections of the Louvre (Department of Egyptian Antiquities).
Accession number A 23 Info non-talk.svg
Object history Place of discovery: Tanis.
References Musée du Louvre, Atlas database: entry 2956
Great Sphynx, Louvre 2009.jpg