Heraldic Royal Golden Griffon Book Box

$ 18.00

Stash your valuables away from prying eyes with this Book Box covered with a Gold Griffin herald printed on leatherette. 
Our book boxes are hand crafted quality products with various designs printed on leatherette and hand binded to a wood book box frame. Great for storage on a book shelf, coffee table, office, desk, or side table or an accent for your interior design.
Set comes with one large and one small book box.
Exterior Dimensions:
Large box: 10.5" x 8" x 2.75" Small box: 8.25" x 5.85" x 2"
Interior Dimensions:
Large box: 9.65" x 6.4" x 2.25" deep. Small box: 7.35" x 4.25" x 1.5" deep.

A Griffin 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.

Unlike the myth itself, the heraldic Gryphon has a more or less stable appearance. It is always an eagle / lion hybrid, with the forepart, including the forepaws, like that of an eagle, and the hindpart like that of the lion. 
There is an exception to the Gryphon's form, and that is when it is presented as a male. For some unbeknownst reason, a male Gryphon is portrayed in heraldry without wings, having instead rays of sunlight coming out from various places on it's body. There are often times when a male Gryphon is also depicted with two horns and/or tusks.

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