Green Man – Skull. Grey Stone Finish.
This is one of our unique and exclusive designs from our collection of hand crafted reproduction carvings which are taken directly from an original medieval Cathedral carving. We pride ourselves at Oakapple Designs as having permission to take moulds directly from the medieval carvings found upon the misericords and choir stalls from within the Cathedrals and Churches in the UK. Our moulds and production techniques capture and reproduce all the fine detail from the original carvings to produce a very high-quality piece with all the authenticity from the original carving.
Taken from the medieval c1350 carvings that are found upon the highly decorated Misericords and supports within the choir stalls at Ely Cathedral. This carving shows another depiction of the legendry pagan image of the Green Man. This most interesting portrait shows the Green Man as being a human skull, seen with the classic foliage around the head but most differently being that of an image of death. The Green Man symbolises the eternal cycle of life from one generation to the next through birth to death and then carried on in the next generation and has close associations with nature, the natural elements and Mother Nature. This carving is set to remind us that we are all mortal beings with death a close certainty; this would have been most prominent in the medieval period where life was very hard and full of uncertainties. This replica is taken directly from the original and replicates all the fine detail and work done by the craftsmen that carved this great piece centuries ago. Designed to be displayed upon a wall, this makes a magnificent focal point. Comes with a hanging fixture and product label.
Produced here is a grey stone effect from a special blended composite of resin and stone powders with white flecking.
Size; Approx. 7 inches (18cm) Diameter.
This is great opportunity to purchase a true piece of England’s Rich Cultural History.
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