Roman sphinxes of a late period have sometimes a man's, sometimes a woman's head with an asp on the forehead.
The sphinxes of Euyuk and the lions of Arslan Tash and Marash) are not completely disengaged from the block.
The heads of the sphinxes are royal portraits, and apparently they are intended to represent the power of the reigning Pharaoh.
They are Egyptian sphinxes treated in the Assyrian style.
But three new temples at Karnak, that of Month (Mentu), of Mut and a smaller one, all are due to this reign, as well as the long avenue of sphinxes before the temple of Khons; these indicate that the present Ramesside temple of Khon.s has superseded an earlier one of this king.