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Sphinx in a Grotto (1840)

The Sphinx looks way too happy for being surrounded by dying people. The image is from the book “Poet, King, and Warrior”.

A Sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion. Sphinx asks people to solve riddles, and if the people fail – they are killed.

Moreau, Gustave. Sphinx in a Grotto, 1840. Metropolitan Museum of Art and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain Dedication. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).