This is a cast replica produced from a mould taken directly from the original carving found upon the Misericords within Ely Cathedral, England. We have exclusive permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals & Abbeys of Britain and to then reproduce them for sale. These reproductions are cast from a resin composite and then stained to give the product all the fine detail, feel and authenticity of the original carving.
Taken from the medieval (1350) 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 display upon a wall this makes a magnificent focal point.
Comes with a hanging fixture and product label.
Size 18cm Diameter.
v This is a great opportunity to purchase a true piece of Englands Rich cultural History.
v Our reproductions are so authentic, copied directly from the original carvings they include all the original cracks & chips from over centuries of use along with wood worm, wood grain and the makers tool marks. Beautifully colour stained and toned they are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.
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