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559237

Terracotta funerary urn, with painted and gilded bull-griffin protomes. Probably made in Athens about 300BC. The bull-griffins are clearly influenced by the art of Archaemenid Persia. Apart from the cremated bones, inside the vase were found two Athenian silver obols, fragments of a linen textile and a terracotta figure of a siren.

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Terracotta funerary urn, with painted and gilded bull-griffin protomes.  Probably made in Athens about 300BC.  The bull-griffins are clearly influenced by the art of Archaemenid Persia.  Apart from the cremated bones, inside the vase were found two Athenian silver obols, fragments of a linen textile and a terracotta figure of a siren.