Siren playing Viol.
Taken from the medieval carvings (C1380.) found upon the Misericords and supporters from within the choir stalls of Worcester Cathedral. This magnificent carving is from one of a pair of similar designs showing the Greek mythical creature known as a Siren. This one is playing a Viol. According to Greek mythology Sirens were deadly dangerous bird-women, daughters of the River God Achelous. The Sirens are portrayed in mythology as being seductresses; they would play beautiful music while sat on the rocky shores of the coast line and lure sailors to their unfortunate death. The carving has survived through centuries without virtually any damage and remains in pristine condition. This reproduction has been taken from the original carving and captures all the fine detail produced by the master craftsmen that carved this piece over 600 years ago. Designed to hang upon a wall, this reproduction makes a stunning display and interesting focal point, comes with a hanging fixture and a product label.
Size (H) 17cm x (W) 17cm.
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 Worcester 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.
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