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Gryphon head

UnknownIberian. Second half of the 5th century – beginning of the 4th century BC.

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ

Incomplete sculpture of a griffin head, in which part of the face with bulging eyes and the line of the mane marked by a large groove, are preserved. The jaws are open, and the tip of the upper lip and tongue are missing, broken in the past, which accentuate the ferocious expression that the griffin has. Around the mouth small folds of skin have been carved and inside the mouth details such as the teeth, though partly lost, can be seen. The other side of the sculpture is in a badly deteriorated condition.

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  • Title: Gryphon head
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Iberian. Second half of the 5th century – beginning of the 4th century BC.
  • Place Part Of: Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Physical Dimensions: w23 x h27.5 x d19 cm
  • Finding: Cabezo Lucero, Guardamar del Segura (Alicante/Alacant, Spain)
  • Denominación: Cabeza de Grifo
  • Type: Limestone-Sculpture
  • Rights: Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Alicante. MARQ, Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ
  • External Link: http://www.marqalicante.com/Paginas/es/CATALOGO-P243-M3.html

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