Two griffins attacking a fallen doe. Detail: Animal heads.
4th c BCE Greek Greek Classical Sculpture
GREEK CLASSICAL Anonymous
(480 BCE - 323 BCE)
325 BCE-300 BCE
4th c BCE
Los Angeles. J. Paul Getty Trust Museum.
Base for a table. The motif of griffins attacking a weaker animal symbolized the suppression of barbarism by civilization as well as the confrontation of the forces of life and death.