Seller: talos-artifacts (1,468) 100%, Location: Athens, Greece, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 321802875249 Condition: New, Handmade Item!, Material: Bronze, Details: CORINTHIAN STYLE HELMET - SPARTANS WARRIOR HELMET The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. Adrienne Mayor, a classical folklorist, proposes that the griffin was an ancient misconception derived from the fossilized remains of the Protoceratops found in gold mines in the Altai mountains of Scythia, in present day southeastern Kazakhstan, or in Mongolia. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine. This is a beautiful Corinthian style helmet. This helmet is made of bronze material with battle scared look giving the piece a classic appearance. Every piece is unique because it is hand made. It was made in Greece, stands 34 centimeters high, 33 centimeters length and weighs approximately 9.6 kg. (Marble base 17cmx17cm) The prototype for these helmets is the plain, uncrested Corinthian style of the 6th century BC. Originals of these can be seen in museums across the world, but the prototypes are in the Goulandris Collection in the Museum of Cycladic Art. These helmets, as with all our other bronze items, are cast in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. Each piece is, therefore, unique. Helmet's Details: Condition: New, Handmade in Greece. Material: Bronze Height: 34cm (13.3") Height On Marble Base: 46cm (18") Width: 17cm (6.7") Length: 33cm (13") Weight: 9.6 kg ******** Check Out Our other items For Sale! Buy more items & SAVE ON SHIPPING! Store Policies: Payment We accept Paypal and we'll ship worldwide! Shipping We Offer Shipping Discounts for multiple purchase. For the second item we offer 20% discount. For major orders we can give you additional discount. Legal notice to all international order: We are not responsible for customs duties and taxes that may be charged on international orders. Please email us for more information.() Customer Service & Return Policies All items are returnable(except the bronze items) within 14 days of the shipping date for a full money back guarantee (excluding shipping charges). If you are not satisfied with an item, you may exchange it or receive a full refund if it is returned in its original condition and packaging. In the event that the item is unavailable for replacement, a refund will be processed. If we feel that the return policy is being abused we reserve the right to refuse any exchange, credit or refund. Refunds will be processed via the method used for payment unless another method is requested. NOTE THAT BRONZE ITEMS ARE NOT RETURNABLE 14 Days 100% Money Back Guarantee If you are not satisfied with the product. No questions asked! We'll be very glad if you Visit our Store and have a look of our other items For Sale!