Bronze Panther with a Griffin Head

Culture: Greek
Period: 5th-4th century B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.4 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 2178
Provenance: Collection Roderich from the 1960s to the 1980s. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 01401. With certificate of Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter.
Condition: Intact
Description: Bronze figure of a jumping panther with widely stepping out legs. The leg pairs are tightened up and only separated by notches. At the back the long tail lies on the hind legs. The head, slightly bent to the right, is of a mythical creature. The big ears, the grotesque jaw and the bulging eye area remind of a griffin. The fur is notched in cold work method.