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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.85
adlib_title relief
Shape
Shape_description Frieze fragment
Material Limestone
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 6/3
Decoration Top is flat and squared off. Groove below rim then the rim is diagonal, rounded ridge at base. Large flat section with design sculpted on top of it so it is in relief. Scene is of a griffin, a winged creature with bird head and lion-like paws. The ribs are clearly visible as are the lines in the wings. Front left paw is raised above a stick with snakes (?) curled around or a decorative branch (?). Below is a higher moulded ridge with raised egg and dot pattern beneath, before another moulded ridge. Bottom is flat but has diagonal scratches carved in - perhaps to help this section adhere to whatever it was originally part of. Many inclusions in material.
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Condition Sculpture is not worn so design can still be seen. Many inclusions in clay. Large area of thick deposit on reverse side at top.
Technique/Style Relief
Provenance
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Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2003.72.0001.jpg
2003.72.0001.jpg
Front view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2003.72.0003.jpg
2003.72.0003.jpg
Front view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2003.93.0094.jpg
2003.93.0094.jpg
Front view of limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2003.93.0095.jpg
2003.93.0095.jpg
Left side view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2004.72.0001.jpg
2004.72.0001.jpg
Front view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2005.90.0042.jpg
2005.90.0042.jpg

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2007.01.0184.jpg
2007.01.0184.jpg
Front view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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2007.01.0185.jpg
2007.01.0185.jpg
Front view of a limestone relief plaque depicting a griffin.
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Beazley_DB
Height 27.0
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. 25.0; Th. 6.1
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Denise
Date_edited 11.9.2002
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