Ancient Roman Bronze Furniture/box Fitting Griffin - 68mm tall

Description
Ancient Roman Bronze Furniture/box Fitting Griffin - 68mm tall
C. 2nd-4th century AD

C. 2nd-4th century AD

A Roman bronze furniture/box fitting the form of a protruding griffins head leading down to a griffins foot/claw.

Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. In Greek and Roman texts, griffins and Arimaspians were associated with gold deposits of Central Asia

Patchy brown tone/patina with nice detail.

68mm tall


Provenance;
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Purchased by the current owner in 2019 in the UK, Ex J L collection.

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Lot details
Culture
Ancient Roman
Material
Bronze
Object
Furniture/box Fitting Griffin - 68mm tall
Century/ Timeframe
C. 2nd-4th century AD
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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