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Large Life-Size Mythology Bronze Pisa Griffin Sculpture

Pisa Griffin
Description: The Pisa Griffin is a large bronze sculpture of a griffin, a mythical beast. Has remained in Pisa, Italy, since the Middle Ages, despite its Islamic origins, particularly in Andalus in the 11th century. Pisa Griffin is the largest known medieval Islamic metal sculpture, standing more than three feet tall. It has been described as “the most famous, beautiful and immortal example” of the tradition of bronzes in animal form in Islamic art. Take a look at our Pisa Griffin sculpture. It has the mouth of an eagle and the body of a lion has a pair of wings.
NO.: SS-Animal (M711)
MATERIAL: COPPER(BRONZE/ BRASS)
SIZE: LIFESIZE OR CUSTOM MADE SIZE
TECHNOLOGY: LOST-WAX CASTING PROCESS.
THICKNESS: MORE THAN 6 MM(DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE SCULPTURE CAN ADJUST).
PACKING: WOODEN CASES( OR IRON BOXES)
INSTALLATION: FOR LARGE SIZE. OUR ENGINEER CAN COME TO YOUR COUNTRY TO INSTALL SCULPTURES
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About the origin of the griffin

The Pisa Griffin has the head of an eagle, the ears of a horse, the wattle of a rooster, wings, and the body of the limbs and toes of lions and other mammals. Its statue is made of cast bronze. Its wings are individually cast and held in place by rivets. Its interior is mostly hollow. The Pisa Griffin is now located at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo in Pisa. Given its elusive origins and multiple possible uses, including source or musical instrument, the Griffin seemed at first to be a historical anomaly. However, its likely origin can be approximated by comparing it with similar sculptures of the time, namely animal sculptures and fountains in the opulent settlements of Andalusia. In addition, griffins may have similar construction methods to Andalusian sources based on the metal content of their bronze alloys and thus originated from Andalusian sources.

Pisa Griffin sculpture

Pisa Griffin sculpture

A musical instrument based on the Pisa Griffin

A newer theory, based on the remains of their internal features, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Pisa Griffin and a smaller lion, were designed to make noises from their mouths as a known mechanical toy. Has a high reputation in Islamic courts. The inside of the griffin is hollow, except for a smaller bowl-shaped container found at the back of the griffin. Its hollow interior and metal exterior, together with this interior container, allow the griffin to resonate. In addition, the griffin will be placed on top of Pisa Cathedral, allowing the wind to blow through the structure and produce various musical sounds. According to written histories from Hamadani and Yakut, The Gumdan Palace in Sana ‘a also has large brass statues of lions that make the sound of “wild beast growls” when the wind blows in from the lion’s back, through its mouth. Moreover, Pisa griffins could theoretically produce sound by a mechanism similar to bagpipes. The internal bowl will support the airbag while maintaining pressure. A reed will be placed near the griffin’s mouth, allowing the wind to come in from the back, through the internal container and the airbag, past the reed, and out of the mouth. This animal is not very common in our lives, so you can take our Pisa Griffin sculpture back and study it. We also have many other animal statues on our home page. If you are interested in it, welcome to contact us.

Bronze Pisa Griffin

Bronze Pisa Griffin

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1. Firstly, we can create a 1:1 unique clay mold depends on the design of the animal. Likewise, size or your logo.
2. Secondly, we show pictures or videos of the clay mold to you. If any details need to be fixed. We will modify it till you satisfy.
3. Further, casting bronze statues depends on this clay mold. And, if you need. We can take pictures of an animal’s bronze statue for you. ( For example, wax mold, sand shell, welding… ).
4. Furthermore, polishing, cleaning the surface of the bronze. And, patina color for the sculpture. Likewise, take pictures or videos to you.
5. Standard professional package for you. ( Use a wooden box or iron box. Even more).
6. Finally, shipping the sculptures animal by sea or others. ( Support shipping packages by your agency or you).
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  • Finished animal statues more than 10000 + pieces.

  • Main Decoration Site: Garden, Public Street, Shopping Centre, Zoological Park…

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  1. Free installation base for you.
  2. Simple, easy for yourself.
  3. Guard against theft. And, select multiple base for sculpture.
  4. Suitable for multiple scenarios.
  5. On the other hand, large sculptures, support on - site installation services.
In short, apply to many scenarios. For example, residential. Restaurants, municipalities. Park & recreation departments. Libraries, resorts, catering halls. In addition, commercial buildings, parks. Moreover, zoos, tourist attractions. Lawn & garden decor. And, any decorative facility.

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