A Greek Bronze Griffin Protome, Samos(?), circa late 7th Century B.C.
125,000 - 175,000 USD
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- A Greek Bronze Griffin Protome, Samos(?)
from the shoulder of a bronze cauldron, with serpentine neck flanged for attachment at the base, round fold under the jaws, and gaping beak with pointed tongue, large almond-shaped eyes recessed for inlay, and ribbed eyebrows, the long pointed ears (one missing) erect, a knobbed stem projecting above the forehead, the scales and long spiral locks on the neck and behind the eyes finely engraved.