Wyvern with Human Head.
Taken from the Medieval (C.1380) carvings found upon the misericords and supports from within the choir stalls of Chester Cathedral. This is truly one of the most bizarre and fascinating carvings that we have come across and one that belongs to our unique collection. What is portrayed is a Wyvern one of the most evil beasts from mythology with what appears to be a wizard’s head. What this is most likely portraying is again like the Hermit wrestling a Wyvern is good over coming evil. We think of wizard’s as being magicians from the Middle Ages and in fact these were; also known as Alchemists whose best-known trait was turning base metal to gold. The meaning and purpose of this portrait is the wizard as changed the evil properties of the wyvern and took on a more human nature, value and moral stance, thus being good over coming evil. This reproduction has been taken from the original carving that captures all the fine detail that is found in the original. Designed to be wall mounted this artefact makes a magnificent and eye drawing focal point in the home. Comes with a hanging hook and product label.
Size (H) 18cm x (W) 16cm.
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 Chester 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.
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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