In addition to the imitation of natural animals there have been from the
earliest time various monsters which were composed of parts of several
different animals Centaurs, Sphinxes, the Assyrian Human Lions, Lions and
Eagle man , combine the human and animal body. The combination of the
different animal-forms with one another, leads to Monsters, the chief
representatives of which are the Griffin, and the Chimaera. The Griffin is
the union of a Lionís body with the head and wings of a Eagle. The fore
extremities may belong either to the Lion or the Eagle. As the Lion with
water, so the Griffin is associated in Antiquity with fire; hence his
frequent appearance with Candelabra on friezes, &c. In Heraldry the Griffin
is the symbol of wisdom and watchfulness.
We also offer other fireplace mantels in our store.
List of Fireplace Mantels :
Acanthus Fireplace Mantle (item#012)
Lion Mantle Support (item#181)
Griffin Pedestal leg (item#182)
Acanthus Fireplace Mantle cast stone (item#183)
Lion Fireplace Mantle (item#186)
Griffin Console Table (item#276)
Product No: #182
Weight: 95 Lb.
Dimensions: W: 8.5" H: 32.75" D: 15"
In Stock: Yes