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24 Karat Gilded Silver Ammolite Chrysoberyl Sculpture Gryphon Ancient

$100,750

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Golden gryphon sculpture in 24K gold plated sterling silver, with wings set with AAA grade ammolite, chrysoberyl cat's eye set upon an oxidized bronze pedestal. The sculpture depicts a mighty Gryphon crouching in tension is prepared to jump. Its eyes blaze with precious cat's eye gemstones; its wings shine magnificently with fossilised ammolite, a rare gemstone only found in the Northern wilderness of Canada. The Gryphon has dominion where it stands and is ready for its next conquest. The Gryphon’s story begins on the steppes of Eurasia, with the ancient Scythian people. At one time, Scythians could find gold nuggets on the surface of the ground or in streams. However, when these sources were exhausted, they traced the elusive metal to the mountains. Scythians began to dig in caves where they found not only gold but also fossilised bones of what we know recognise as the dinosaur Protoceratops. The Scythians surmised that these creatures were winged lions, and the mythical story of gryphons soon spread from Scythia to Greece and beyond.

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