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7th century BC. A large bronze hollow-formed cauldron decoration in a form of a griffin-head with open beak and curved pointed tongue, olive-shaped eyes decorated with heavy quadruple 'eyebrows'

7th century BC. A large bronze hollow-formed cauldron decoration in a form of a griffin-head with open beak and curved pointed tongue, olive-shaped eyes decorated with heavy quadruple 'eyebrows'

Head of a griffin from a cauldron, third quarter of 7th century b.c.  Greek (from Olympia)  Bronze

Head of a griffin from a cauldron, third quarter of 7th century b.c. Greek (from Olympia) Bronze

A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS   CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.   Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts

A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C. Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts

NECKLACE formed thirty-five pendants depicting female faces in the hair falling on both sides of the neck a broad collar, for each welded to a tubular bead. Or Etruria seventh century BC. J. -C. L_37, 5 cm Rare Etruscan gold necklace. 7th century B. C.

NECKLACE formed thirty-five pendants depicting female faces in the hair falling on both sides of the neck a broad collar, for each welded to a tubular bead. Or Etruria seventh century BC. J. -C. L_37, 5 cm Rare Etruscan gold necklace. 7th century B. C.

Cauldron with griffin and siren attachments, ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Bronze. Cyprus, Salamis, Tomb 79. Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, SAL. T.79/202 | This object is featured in our #AssyriatoIberia exhibition on view through January 4, 2015. #Halloween

Cauldron with griffin and siren attachments, ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Bronze. Cyprus, Salamis, Tomb 79. Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, SAL. T.79/202 | This object is featured in our #AssyriatoIberia exhibition on view through January 4, 2015. #Halloween

Gold antiquity - ancient Greek gold jewellery: suspension ring and bail were recently attached to make the griffin a wearable pendant; 71.52% average gold content; Hellenistic Gold Griffin circa 3rd-1st Century BCE

Gold antiquity - ancient Greek gold jewellery: suspension ring and bail were recently attached to make the griffin a wearable pendant; 71.52% average gold content; Hellenistic Gold Griffin circa 3rd-1st Century BCE

Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil). Early Protocorinthian. ca. 700 B.C. Greek, Corinthian. The decoration combines birds, fish, horses, and a wolf in an exuberantly dynamic composition. Of particular note is the large cauldron; the two birds' heads are the artist's interpretation of the griffin attachments that typically decorated bronze vessels.

Terracotta conical lekythos (vase for oil). Early Protocorinthian. ca. 700 B.C. Greek, Corinthian. The decoration combines birds, fish, horses, and a wolf in an exuberantly dynamic composition. Of particular note is the large cauldron; the two birds' heads are the artist's interpretation of the griffin attachments that typically decorated bronze vessels.

Gold spiral with double lion-griffin-head terminal Period: Classical Date: 1st half of the 4th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Cypriot Medium: Gold

Gold spiral with double lion-griffin-head terminal Period: Classical Date: 1st half of the 4th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Cypriot Medium: Gold

LEVIATANO

LEVIATANO

gemma-antiqua: “ Two Etruscan amulets, both dated to the 5th century BCE. The left is of an arrowhead capped with gold, and on the right is a shark tooth. Both are from the Thorvaldsens Museum. ”

gemma-antiqua: “ Two Etruscan amulets, both dated to the 5th century BCE. The left is of an arrowhead capped with gold, and on the right is a shark tooth. Both are from the Thorvaldsens Museum. ”

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