Ancient Scythian Bronze Zoomorphic Amulet shaped as a Protome (Forepart) of a Griffin- a Mythological Creature Hybrid between Lion and an Eagle.
The Griffin was a creature with an enormous power and very popular in greco-roman world but also latter during the early medieval and medieval epoch.
Very well preserved with a nice natural smooth light patina and an abstractive zoomorphic style typical for the scythians.
Rare in this condition.
Purchased by the current owner in 2014 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.
Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.
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- Ancient Scythian
- Zoomorphic Amulet shaped as Protome (Forepart) of Griffin-Mythological Creature Hybrid of Lion&Eagle
- Century/ Timeframe
- 5th.-3rd. Century BC.
- Good Condition, See Photo