The griffin is a legendary creature with the tail and back legs of a lion, and the head and wings of an eagle. It appears in the art of Ancient Greece, Ancient Persia, and in Ancient Egyptian art, dating back to before 3000 BC. The griffin is often associated with divinities and local heroes, like Gilgamesh, Seth, Apollo, Dionysus, Eros, and Nemesis. The Achaemenid Persian empire considered the griffin “a protector from evil, witchcraft, and secret slander.”
In this wallpaper pattern, influenced by the traditional damask, this central figure represents the ancient mythical creature. Surrounding it there is a classic ornamental motif of what might appear to be threatening images of snakes, guns, and an enchanted rose that does not reveal whether it is poisonous or not. But the griffin exists as a protector of the viewer, and will discourage any intrusion of evil into your home.
24"W x 108"H Panels. 12" x 14.6" Repeat