Collection online

capital

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2004,0801.1

  • Description

    A respond capital, carved in high relief with the figures of a lion (left) and a griffin (right) separated by a tree-like motif. The face of the lion is missing and its hindquarters are very much abraded. The griffin has lost its beak.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1150-1175
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 375 millimetres
    • Depth: 580 millimetres
    • Width: 586 millimetres
    • Width: 586 millimetres
    • Depth: 580 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Robinson 2008 p. 59 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G40/stand

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2004

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2004,0801.1

A respond capital, carved in high relief with the figures of a lion (left) and a griffin (right) separated by a tree-lie motif.  The face of the lion is missing and its hindquarters are very much abraded.  The griffin has lost its beak.

A respond capital, carved in high relief with the figures of a lion (left) and a griffin (right) separated by a tree-lie motif. The face of the lion is missing and its hindquarters are very much abraded. The griffin has lost its beak.

Image description

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: MCM24173

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...