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Elephant & Griffon


Branko van Oppen
published on 10 May 2019
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An elephant and a griffon attack warriors with so-called Celtic shields, a common theme on Hellenistic faience ware. The image is based on a faience shard perhaps from Memphis, c. 3rd century BCE, now in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam (APM inv. no. 7614).

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Branko van Oppen
Branko van Oppen is an exhibition curator and independent scholar specialized in Ptolemaic queenship as well as Hellenistic art and ideology.

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Oppen, B. V. (2019, May 10). Elephant & Griffon. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Oppen, Branko V. "Elephant & Griffon." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 10, 2019.

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Oppen, Branko V. "Elephant & Griffon." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 May 2019. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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