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Modern paraphrase of the greek myth, composition is based on classic paintings. The Sphinx is said to have guarded the entrance to the Greek city of Thebes, asking a riddle to travellers to allow them passage. "Which creature has one voice and yet becomes four-footed and two-footed and three-footed?" She strangled and devoured anyone who could not answer. Oedipus solved the riddle by answering: "Man—who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then uses a walking stick in old age". Bested at last, the Sphinx then threw herself from her high rock and died.

Printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper with 5cm white border around. Certificate of Authenticity is attached.

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Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper

Oedipus & the Sphinx - Limited Edition 1 of 5 (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Zelei from Hungary

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