Roman Basalt Head of a Mythical Griffin

(Syria, 1st - 10th Century)

Roman Basalt Head of a Mythical Griffin
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Roman Basalt Head of a Mythical Griffin

List Price $12,000

Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of mythical Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6" high x 6 1/2 long x 3 1/2" wide. Height on custom stand is 11" high x 8 1/2" long x 4 1/4" wide. Ex: Christie's New York

WIDTH: in | HEIGHT: 6 in | DEPTH: in

Origin Syria
Category Antiquities
Circa2nd Century
Style Unspecified

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