Etruscan Plaque of Griffins

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 November 2015
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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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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 30). Etruscan Plaque of Griffins. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4262/etruscan-plaque-of-griffins/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Etruscan Plaque of Griffins." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 30, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4262/etruscan-plaque-of-griffins/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Etruscan Plaque of Griffins." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Nov 2015. Web. 05 Aug 2021.