Pelican in it's Piety - Medieval Church Pew Carving - Cartmel Priory

Pelican in it’s Piety


Taken from the beautiful carvings found upon the misericords within the choir stalls of Cartmel Priory. This hand crafted reproduction has been produced from a mould taken directly from the original medieval carving and which captures all the fine detail applied by the master craftsmen that carved these in the middle ages, representing a true piece of England’s long history and heritage.

Product Description

Pelican in its Piety.

Taken from the medieval carvings C. 1450 found upon the Misericords within the choir stalls of Cartmel Priory. This carving known as Pelican in its Piety shows a large bird from the Pelicanidae family, this being certain birds with pouches under the beak. An explanation of this carving is that it is an early Christian symbol originating in the Middle East. It usually depicts a female Pelican on her nest, with wings half spread and chicks waiting at her feet with open beaks. She is plucking her breast and allowing the drops of blood to fall into the mouths of the chicks, thus symbolising Christ feeding his flock with his blood. This reproduction is taken directly from the original capturing all the fine detail applied by the craftsmen that carved this piece over 500 years ago. Comes with a wall fixing and product label.

Size (H) 18cm x (W) 15cm.

This one of our unique and exclusive hand crafted Medieval carvings. This is a cast replica produced from a mould taken directly from the original carving found within Cartmel Priory, England. We are the only company in the UK with permission to take moulds from original medieval & Victorian carvings from within the Cathedrals of England 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.

v This is great opportunity to purchase a true piece of England’s 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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