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Figurine of a griffin

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The feathers of the griffin's wings are represented by incised lines and patterns. Right eye missing, as is the left foot. The left eye may be missing also, or else is encrusted. Encrusted. Green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "From Elis, perhaps from "Palaeopolis".); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Archaic Period, about 625 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 036; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 10.7 x 6.8 cm (4 3/16 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.665

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture