Thursday, 24 July 2008

Scottish Provident Institute, revisited

I posted a photo of the Scottish Provident Institute before and quoted the adornments as being 'two large sphinxes, four dolphins etc....' but I don't think that's a sphinx at all, I think it's a Harpy mainly because it is winged. I don't recall the sphinx having wings and the sphinx is also described as being a recumbent lion with a human head.