5.2 Standing Stones – The Scottish Archaeological Research Framework
The carvings on early medieval/protohistoric stones are endlessly fascinating and they are, or should be, assured of a bright future in the art historical field. The time is now ripe to make more attempts to relate protohistoric and prehistoric images, rather than assume that every aspect of the iconography
Giant Griffin, Persian, circa 516-465 BC Early references to griffins are found in ancient Persian and Egyptian mythology. Griffins were often used as statues in Persian palaces. These early statues usually showed the griffins with horizontal wings lying along the back of the body. Griffins were also depicted as pulling chariots of the gods of Mesopotamia and the Pharoahs of Egypt.