established 1942

Roman bronze crouching winged griffin ROMAN BRONZE CROUCHING WINGED GRIFFIN

With beaked avian head; perked ears, cold-worked hair on the leonine body; wings at half rest position.

2nd-3rd Century AD

L. 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm.); H. 3 1/2 in. (8.8 cm.)

Ex German collection; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in Munich, September 2008.

Exhibited: ‘Monsters, Demons, and Winged Beasts: Composite Creatures of the Ancient World’, Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University, Atlanta, February 5-June 19, 2011.


Roman bronze crouching winged griffin

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