Vintage 1940 Egyptian Revival Lion Eagle Hybrid Griffin Pendant Necklace

Incredibly oversized pendant depicts the head and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion and is attached to a textured flat half moon panel with three flat hanging tassel like attachments.

  • Unsigned
  • 24 1/2" chain, 5 3/4" pendant height, 4" pendant width

History: A ‘Griffin’ is a strange and legendary hybrid creature usually represented as being part eagle and part lion, and is normally known for guarding treasures.  The griffin motif is found in sculptures of ancient Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Greek and Romans.


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