"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
06 August 2011
I didn't even have Art 101 in college, so I'm the first to admit that my knowledge base is minimal. If someone had shown me this sculpture as an unknown, I would have pegged it as being modern art. Imagine my surprise to discover that it dates from the 4th century BC:
Scythian Griffin holding a stag head in its beak. From Pazyryk, Russian Altai mountains, 4th century B.C. Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum.