CRETAN HELMET WITH PEGASUS AND GRIFFIN

Cretan helmet with a griffin head for crest and the mythical horse pegasus for design. The griffin was a symbol of wealth and prosperity and a guardian of prized possessions. The mythical griffin had powerful wings, the body of a lion and the beak of an eagle. Griffins were sacred to Apollo, whose treasure they guarded, they are also associated with Dionysos as the guardians of his ever-flowing supply of wine.  These helmets, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method, therefore each piece is unique. It was made in Greece, stands 38 centimeters high, 19 centimeters width and weighs approximately 8 kg.

 

Helmet Details:

Condition: New, Handmade in Greece.

Material: Bronze

Height: 38cm (15")

Width: 19cm (7.5")

Weight: 8 kg

Please be aware that, due to the fact that our products are either individually cast, carved, painted and hand finished, there will inevitably be minor variations in size, colour and texture.(70)