Text: Great Sphinx Preference:
preferred Text: Abu al-Hawl Preference:
Creator Description: unknown Egyptian
Identity: unknown Egyptian Role: artist
Fourth Dynasty, reign of King Khafre (ca. 2575-ca.
2465 BCE) Earliest:-2585 Latest: -2455
Dimensions Description: 20 m (height)
(66 feet); 73 m (length) (240 feet)
Value: 20 Unit: m Type:
height Value: 73 Unit: m Type:
Controlled list and controlled
Materials and Techniques
Description: limestone, carved from
Material Name: limestone Technique Name: rock-cut sculpture
Khafre (Egyptian king, ca. 2575-ca. 2465 BCE)
God (Egyptian deity)
Text: The Sphinx is an embodiment
of kingship, placed to the south of the Great Pyramid
at Giza. It is probably intended to represent King
Khafre, although later generations believed that it
was the Sun God.
Citation: Janson, History of Art (1986) Page: 60 ff.