Figurine of a griffin
about 625 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 036; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 118 (additional published references).
Height x length: 10.7 x 6.8 cm (4 3/16 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The feathers of the griffin’s wings are represented by incised lines and patterns. Right eye missing, as is the left foot. The left eye may be missing also, or else is encrusted. Encrusted. Green patina.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: "From Elis, perhaps from "Palaeopolis".); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896
Gift of Edward Perry Warren