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<3 <3  Elizabeth Locke Griffin and Palm Livery Button Pendant | eBay

<3 <3 Elizabeth Locke Griffin and Palm Livery Button Pendant | eBay

Plate with Winged Griffin. Soghdia, Hephtalite Period, 500's-600's

Plate with Winged Griffin. Soghdia, Hephtalite Period, 500's-600's

Bronze lid and upper part of an oil flask. Period: Late Classical. Date: 4th century B.C. Culture: Praenestine.

Bronze lid and upper part of an oil flask. Period: Late Classical. Date: 4th century B.C. Culture: Praenestine.

A griffin (also spelled gryphon and griffon) is a mythical creature. Bulfinch’s Mythology describes the griffin as having "the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and back covered with feathers." The combination of eagle and lion makes the griffin a powerful symbol of vigilance and strength. The bronze griffin in this photo is a crest on a Roman helmet from the first or early second century AD.

A Mythical Beast in Architecture and Design

A griffin (also spelled gryphon and griffon) is a mythical creature. Bulfinch’s Mythology describes the griffin as having "the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle, and back covered with feathers." The combination of eagle and lion makes the griffin a powerful symbol of vigilance and strength. The bronze griffin in this photo is a crest on a Roman helmet from the first or early second century AD.

Greek crater, 375-350 BC, Louvre A satyr, a griffin and an Arimaspus-A Scythian Dahean man.

Greek crater, 375-350 BC, Louvre A satyr, a griffin and an Arimaspus-A Scythian Dahean man.

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