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Medieval Griffin Florentine Stone Plaque 8x10

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This plaque comes from a museum with Italian Artifacts. There is a griffin depicted as a saint holding the message to show that it has been handed down from God. Griffin imagery was used all throughout the Mediterranean and Near/Middle East. Originally griffins were the gaurdians of gold and are seen as gaurdians of entrances in Mesopotamian (Middle Easter) palaces.

As Christianity spread they took the griffin myth and slowly changed it. The griffin became a sign for Jesus and the divinity of ...
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