From the Metropolitan Museum of Art we got a new 3D mesh model of the Hatshepsut sphinx.

This sphinx portrays the female pharaoh Hatshepsut with the body of a lion and a human head wearing a nemes headcloth and royal beard. The sculptor has carefully observed the powerful muscles of the lion as contrasted to the handsome, idealized face of the pharaoh. It was one of at least six granite sphinxes that stood in Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Dayr al-Bahri. Smashed into many fragments at the order of Hatshepsut's nephew and successor Thutmose III and dumped in a quarry close by, this beast was recovered by the Museum's Egyptian Expedition in 1931 and reassembled. It weighs more than six tons and is made from red granite.

Dimensions of the original statue: H: 164 cm (64 9/16 in.); L: 343 cm (135 1/16 in.); Wt: 6758.6 kg (14900 lb.)

We are very happy as this model show much better detail resolution than our previous one.

MANY THANKS to the Met!

(http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/544442)

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