Griffin

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Cemetery

Dimensions

Width x length: 6.9 x 4.4 cm (2 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

88.805

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Applique griffin. Crouching figure in relief; one forepaw broken; small pieces missing; traces of gilding; pinkish-brown color; unglazed.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Cemetery. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription