Griffin fighting a horse

Greek, South Italian

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



A horse to left and griffin to right fighting face to face. Yellow paint well preserved, and traces of gilding. Missing: forelegs and hind quarter of horse; lower part of hind legs of griffin. Through the griffin’s shoulder is a hole for attachment.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; by 1900: with Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C (auction of the Forman Collection, part 2, July 2 - 5, 1900, lot 191 [including MFA 01.7969 - 01.7980]); by 1901: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution