Dragon mistaken for a lion Bull with Wings? Achaemenid-Style Gold Plaque of a King Fighting a Rampant Lion - OS.276 Origin: Central Asia Circa: 20 th Century AD
An Iberian Sphinx, or Cherub, 7th Century BCE, Cast Bronze, from the Necropolis Higuerones (Cástulo). Museum Linares. Monograph on Cástulo
Medallion with a griffin fighting an Arimaspian, 4th century b.c. Italic; Praeneste Bronze Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.19 cm) Rogers Fund, 1910 (10.230.1)
Henry Moore, Three Standing Figures, 1953
Griffin Devouring an Arimasp, Greek, 125 - 75 BCE, bronze, 7.9 cm, Getty Collection, Los Angeles
The bronze mermaid from the Middle East, the age of 3000 years. Бронзовая русалка с Ближнего Востока, возрастом в 3 000 лет.
Mars on the horse The horse is a strong symbol in the Etruscan culture. Like in the Egyptian or in the Chinese culture the Etruscans would put in their tombs a large number of warriors or horses or chariots...to be their army in the next world, in fact for the Etruscans the death was only a passage to the next world. Mars (his Etruscan transposition) and Minerva are the most represented figures of the Etruscan mythology.