Ancient Scythian Bronze Zoomorphic Amulet shaped as Protome (Forepart) of Griffin-Mythological Creature Hybrid of Lion&Eagle

Description
Ancient Scythian Bronze Zoomorphic Amulet shaped as Protome (Forepart) of Griffin-Mythological Creature Hybrid of Lion&Eagle
5th.-3rd. Century BC.

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.
Still Wearable.
Rare in this condition.

Size:3,9cm.

Item No.I53

Purchased by the current owner in 2014 in Austria, Wien from Collector fair.

Collected Since:1960's.

Previous owners history: Old Austrian Private Collection.

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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Scythian
Material
Bronze
Object
Zoomorphic Amulet shaped as Protome (Forepart) of Griffin-Mythological Creature Hybrid of Lion&Eagle
Century/ Timeframe
5th.-3rd. Century BC.
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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