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 Carlisle Cathedral, England. We have exclusive permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals 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 very fine set of medieval C.1400 – 1419 Misericords of Carlisle Cathedral, this carving is of a Lion’s Head. Traditionally known as the king of the beasts, and generally thought to be associated with the monarchy especially the kings throughout the medieval period. This carving is of a Lion’s head also called a Lion Mask. The Lion depicted in this fine carving seems to show a little humour coming from the craftsmen that carved it. The lion is shown with what could be described as a slight grin and with its tongue excessively sticking out. Again one can clearly see a resemblance to the other Lion and Griffin from the same set of Misericords from Carlisle Cathedral. The fine detail of the original has once again been captured in this excellent reproduction of a great piece of Medieval English craftsmanship. Comes with wall fixing and product label.
Size (H) 15cm x (w) 13cm.
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