Griffin Bronze Statue with Marble Base

Griffin Bronze Statue with Marble Base
Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base:Height 9" x Width 13" Marble Dimensions:12" x 4" Height without base: 8" Weight :15 LBS Inventory : 71X07423817    

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$499.00 tax incl.

XN-0742

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The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. The bronze sculpture has a lion's, body, tail, forelimbs and hindquarters with the majestic wings of the eagle. The handmade bronze sculpture was cast using the archaic method of lost-wax casting and stained with a brown patina finish for perpetuation. It is mounted upon a black marble base with the European Bronze Finery stamp of quality and the artist P. Roche's signature.