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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Griffin from Samos


The griffin, griffon, or gryphon (Greek: γρύφων, grýphōn, or γρύπων, grýpōn; Latin: gryphus) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. Griffins are normally known for guarding treasure and well valued priceless possession.[1] Adrienne Mayor, a classical folklorist, propounds the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from fossilized remains of the Protoceratops found in conjunction with gold mining in the Altai mountains of Scythia, in present day southeastern Kazakhstan.[2] In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.[3]

From Wikipedia


Seen in Altes Museum in Berlin.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Jung Lady from Samos

Head of a jung lady found in Samos. Roman period 20-30 AD . Now in "Altes Museum" in Berlin Gérmany.


Monday, 2 August 2010


ireon 2010 final poster