The griffin (also spelt gryphon, griffon or gryphin) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle with the addition of prominent ears. The female has the wings of an eagle. The male (known as a keythong) has projecting spikes instead of wings and is less frequently depicted. In the artwork of ancient Persia, as well as in the artwork of other parts of the ancient world from Scythia to Macedonia and Greece, the Griffin has special place (see the two sculptures of griffins from Persepolis and Susa). Here shown are the pedestal and detail of the head of the griffin. Cast stone, hand-finished in antique finish.
|Acanthus large fireplace mantel|
|Dimensions: Outside Dimensions: W: 87.5" H: 55.5" D: 16"-17.5" Inner firelace opneining dimensions: W: 47.5" maximum (the legs are adjustable to decrease the 47.5" maximum to desirable distance); H: 43"|
|Acanthus Fireplace Mantle|
|Dimensions: Outer Dimensions W: 56" H: 36" D: 9.5". Inner Opening dimensions: W: 39: H: 26" minimum (can be extended by raising the mantel up).|
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