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Red Gryphon by Lynnette Shelley

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ORIGINAL SOLD 2011

Ink and Coffee / Tea on 140 lb. cold-press Strathmore watercolor paper.
6 × 9 inches.

Thus sayeth Wikipedia:
A gryphon (or griffin) is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle was the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of the 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. In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.

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griffin, gryphon, eagle, lion, chimera, myth, mythology, folklore, lynnette shelley, fantasy art, medieval, ink, coffee, greek

Having a great love animals, fairytales, and world mythology, Pennsylvania artist Lynnette Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique illustrations. Her artwork strikes a primal chord in many viewers, with almost Jungian associations to the colors and shapes. Her artworks have been likened to images from an undiscovered ancient civilization or culture.

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