Culture: Greek, Tarantine
Period: 350 - 325 B.C.
Material: Terracotta Gilded
Dimensions: L: 15.8 cm (6.2 in)
Ex N. Koutoulakis, Paris.
Ex Art Market, Switzerland, 1975.
Acquired by the current owner, Switzerland, 1983.
Complete without restorations
Depicting a battle between an Arimasp and a griffin, the warrior falling back on his bent left knee, wearing trousers, a tunic, and a billowing chlamys, armed in a helmet and holding a pelta shield, brandishing his battle-axe in his right hand, thegriffin attacking from the left, his forepaws clutching the Arimasp’s right thigh, on a rocky groundline, the griffin perforated for attachment; preserving extensive gilding throughout.
SALON New York, 2019
For a fragmentary relief, perhaps from the same mold, preserving only the Arimasp, see no. 42 in Kingsley, The Terracottas of the Tarantine Greeks, An Introduction to the Collection in the J. Paul Getty Museum.