One of the two sphinxes flanking Cleopatra's Needle, Victoria Embankment, London

RIBApix ref no RIBA5297
Architect/DesignerVulliamy, George John (1817-1886)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1881
Image Date1970
ViewExterior
StyleEgyptian Revival
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/LON/748 (ES3943.8)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Cleopatra's Needle was erected on the Embankment in 1878, however the bronze mountings and sphinxes were not in place until 1881. The sphinxes were enlarged copies of the sphinx at Alnwick Castle dating from the time of Thuthmose III.

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