Etruscan Plaque of Griffins

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 November 2015

With a lion's body and the wings and head of an eagle, the grffin encapsulates the majesty of both. At one time representing royalty, it gained the role of guardian. Griffins are used architecturally and can be found in domestic objects, used to protect the household. Plaque from a chair, Etruscan, 6th century BCE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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