Limestone group of woman giving birth on couch with attendant in front and behind; all heads lost.
- Made in: Cyprus
- Excavated/Findspot: Cyprus
- Height: 10 centimetres (max)
Greek & Roman Antiquities
Group of Objects
Limestone figure of griffin devouring its prey; the figure sits on a low base of irregular height; the anatomical details are crudely executed, with wings and mane rendered with rough parallel incisions; between its claws, the beast holds an indeterminate object, probably its prey; traces of red and black paint on the wings, mane, paws and base; currently mounted on a high limestone pedestal. Limestone group of woman giving birth on couch with attendant in front and behind; all heads lost.
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Object reference number: GAA62208
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