MYTHICAL MASH UP: The Manticore is a chimera, a name given to any number of mythical beasts who have the traits of multiple creatures. In the case of the Manticore, a ferocious lion crosses with a venomous scorpion, complete with bat-like wings.
EVER CHANGING: The Manticore comes from Persian mythology,and it was brought west when Persia and Greece collided in the fifth century B.C. Stories differ,of course,as is the case with all mythical creatures.The Manticore is at times a ferocious lion that can shoot spines from its tail.In other stories, it has the full scorpion tail featured in this figure.
MADE WITH INDUSTRY-LEADING STANDARDS: Like all Safari Ltd products, this figurine has been individually hand painted, features quality construction from phthalate and lead-free materials, and includes an educational hangtag in 5 languages.
REALISTIC APPEARANCE FOR MULTIPLE USES: Realistic, educational, and fun, this figurine is suitable for a range of interests, including collectors, enthusiasts, teachers, and kids. Admire it on a shelf, use it in the classroom, or simply enjoy playing with it.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: True-to-life in all respects, the tan and brown of a lion create this Manticore's body and face, while its wings are grey and its tail a very scorpion-like brown. The figure measures 4 1/4 inches long and stands 4 1/2 inches tall.