Sphinx in the Cemetery - Caslano, TI, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 45° 58.370 E 008° 52.920
32T E 490858 N 5091035
Quick Description: A sphinx sculpture in front of a Egyptian style mausoleum in the municipal cemetery of Caslano.
Location: Ticino, Switzerland
Date Posted: 10/8/2020 9:07:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM1383R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
EN: This sphinx sculpture sits in front of the entrance to a family mausoleum in the public cemetery of Caslano.

The sculpture is about one meter long and has the head of an Egyptian pharao.

The whole mausoleum is in Egiytian style. The building is a pyramid of about six meters height with lots of Egyptian ornaments. It was probably built in the mid-19th century. The oldest burial I could see was from 1862, the newst from 1929.

IT (Translated by DeepL): La scultura della sfinge si trova di fronte all'ingresso di un mausoleo di famiglia nel cimitero pubblico di Caslano.

La scultura è lunga circa un metro e ha la testa di un faraone egiziano.

L'intero mausoleo è in stile egiziano. L'edificio è una piramide di circa sei metri di altezza con molti ornamenti egiziani. Probabilmente è stato costruito a metà del XIX secolo. La sepoltura più antica che ho potuto vedere è del 1862, la più recente del 1929.
Style: Egyptian

Medium: stone

Head Type: Man

Head Namesake: a pharao, I don't think a specific one

Street Address:
Via Mimosa
Caslano, TI Switzerland

Statue Name: Not listed

Specify Other Head: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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