Griffin Hair clip. Bronze
In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.
Length: approximately 7.5 cm
Production technology – casting. Hand made.