9.A.2. Bronze Griffin, Museum

ARCHAELOGICAL MUSEUM OF OLYMPIA

The griffin in Greek and Roman texts is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet.

Accounts of griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions, a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. Also, indicates a combination of intelligence and strength.

I find this bronze griffin, possibly used as decor, menacing and threatening.

My photo.