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Z46.2 GRYPS (GRIFFIN)

Museum Collection: Corinth Archaeological Museum, Corinth, Greece
Catalogue Number: TBA
Type: Floor mosaic
Context: Corinth
Date: ca 400 BC
Period: Classical Greek

SUMMARY

A Griffin (Greek gryps) is depicted attacking a horse, grasping it by the neck with a beak, and clawing its sides. A second of these (not shown) attacks the horse from the rear. Grypes are winged, eagle-headed lion, popular in Greek decorative art.

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