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"Villani Florence Gothic Griffin Shield" Wall Sculpture
Adopt the rich pageantry of Italy with the mythical griffin that emblazons this heraldic shield of the legendary Villani family of Florence, affluent merchants in Florence after 1300. Our gothic replica sculpture is cast in quality designer resin and is hand-painted to bring out details from the griffin's feathered wings to the burnished gold embossed faux metal. Our Design Toscano exclusive shares both history and beauty.
Shown with our Iron Violet-le-Duc Battle Axes: SP-13483 Knight SP-13293 Lion
10½"Wx1"Dx19"H. 4 lbs.
andquot;Villani Florence Gothic Griffin Shieldandquot; Wall Sculpture is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bringer of Light When I saw the Griffin shield in the catalogue, I was very impressed. For one thing, Griffins symbolize Light, as in enlightenment and/or knowledge. Sometimes the Griffin is holding a candle to light the way to a better life. Years ago, Toscano offered a sculpture of a Griffin holding a candle. I bought two, and I thought this shield will be an excellent adjunct to the theme in my library, a place of knowledge. In an age from whence this shield is taken, all the Light was needed to fight fears and ignorance, and what better way to illustrate this than the Griffin? This message of knowledge is as vital today as it was in the Dark Ages.
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from masculine and attractive I was hesitant to order this not knowing what it would actually look like. I did not want a toy look. I am glad I did order. It is true to dimension and is very attractive. I have received many compliments on it. Easy to hang and lightweight. Good carvings and color.
Date published: 2015-05-01
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