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Griffin Pedestal

Finish: Antique Stone
Dimensions: W: 8.5" H: 32.75" D: 15" (22cm x 83cm x 38cm)
Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg)
Item No. 182
Period: Assyrian Mesopotamian Babylonian Persian
Condition: New


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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.

Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.

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