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Painting: Oil on Other, Canvas.
The figure of the griffin summarizes in itself beauty, strength, pride, elegance, power over the heavens and the earth, elements evoked by the two animals that make up the image: the lion and the eagle. According to tradition, the Griffin was the guardian of gold. In his burrow this animal watched over priceless riches, even at the price of great violence. In the symbolism of the Christian religion this animal was used to symbolize Christ: the lion's share because he had reigned as a king, that of the eagle for his