Taken from the medieval (C.1340) carvings found upon the misericords and supports within the choir stalls of Lancaster Priory. These carvings are some of the oldest surviving church carving in England and when carved these carvings and the choir stalls are thought to have been the finest examples in the country. Unfortunately these choir stalls were damaged and defaced by Oliver Cromwell during the English civil war and revolution of the mid 17th Century. These carvings belong to a small collection we have reproduced from Lancaster and all being depictions of faces, it is thought that some are Caricatures of the monks and carvers themselves.
This fine example is known as Lion Face, it is doubtful that this is a portrait of an actual lion but that of a man done as caricature with those characteristics.
Designed to be wall mounted, comes with a hanging fixture.
Size (H) 9cm x (W) 5.5cm.
This is one of our unique and exclusive hand crafted Medieval reproduction carvings. This is a cast replica produced from a mould taken directly from the original carving found within Lancaster Priory, 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.
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