Since the griffin--a mythological animal with the body of a
lion and the head and wings of a bird--is said to possess
protective powers, it''s a good creature to have around. This
metalwork version is based on a 2,600-year-old gold griffin in The
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the decorative box includes a
plastic mold, two sheets of gold-colored metal, a rubbing tool, a
stylus, a repoussé tool, and a foam pad.