This carving from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is very interesting to me for several reasons. First, it is attributed to an “Old Assyrian Trading Colony,” and it was found in what is now Turkey. Also, you don’t often see female sphinxes, and most sphinxes come from Egypt. Added to that is the fact that Hathor is an Egyptian goddess, rather than an Assyrian one. I love this as it shows how interconnected the ancient world could be.