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 Lincoln 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 carvings found upon the misericords and supports within the choir stalls of Lincoln Cathedral. This wonderful carving known as a Sea Monster depicts what could be described as a creature that seems to be made up of half Dog and half Fish. The creature is positioned curled up with its tail in its mouth and head to one side very much similar posture to the Dragon #1 and the Lion #1. The head and top half of the body seems to be that of a Dog along with its two legs, the creature’s body then turns to that of a fish being covered in scales and a large tail along with the creature having a fish’s back fin. Most famously, maps from this period would often show images similar to this creature in area’s of the world that were unexplored and uncharted and were made up to try and explain the unknown. Story’s of the creatures would have come from sailors and travellers as the world was just starting to be fully explored and charted. Ironically these creatures probably were most likely to be only Sea Lions or Walruses. This reproduction is taken directly from the original and captures all the fine detail by the master craftsmen that carved this work of art many years ago. This piece makes for a most attractive and much talked about focal point when on display. Comes with wall fixing and product label.
Size (H) 11cm x (W) 11cm
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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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