Tuesday, November 6, 2007
During World War
Such relates the words struck at the base of this relief I discovered opposite the Spanish synagogue in the centre of Praha. A sphinx with its hand-claw nudges men towards a sword surmounted with branches in its right hand. The men appear encouraged to climb the blade to reach some sort of blossoming. Its eyes , wide, glaring and oriental survey a space beyond its frieze-captured duty.
It represents WW1 and probably dates from the early 1920s