The Griffin is a legendary creature with the head, beak and wings of an eagle, the body of a lion and occasionally the tail of a serpent or scorpion. Its origin lies somewhere in the Middle East where it is found in the paintings and sculptures of the ancient Babylonians, Assyrians and Persians. Our Griffin banner is crafted from a cotton/polyester blend and is four feet long. It depicts a regal Griffin on a black background with Byzantine gold trim. Makes a beautiful addition to any décor.