Sphinx At Mount Auburn
Outside Bigelow Chapel at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Watertown MA is this sphinx. At first I viewed it almost as a parody on the Egyptian original.
Having done some more research I learned that the chapel is dedicated to all those who fell in the Civil War. The sphinx is part of that memorial. The inscription reads
"American Union Preserved
African Slavery Destroyed
By the Uprising of a Great People
by the Blood of Fallen Heroes"
It is in English on one side and Latin on the other