|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.