Grotesque Ripon Dragon

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Regular price £18.00

Inspired by the collection of Grotesques filling the Monk's Parlour in the crypt area of the Sir John Soane Museum.  It was with mixed feelings that Soane watched a rising public fashion for the Gothic style.  He designed this playfully sombre space, the Monk's Parlour to satirise this style.  

Taken from the medieval carvings 1490 – 1495 from within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. This magnificent and outstanding reproduction carving is known as The Ripon Demon, unlike most of the carving we have reproduced from within the Cathedral that are Misericord support carvings this gem of a find is located on the arm rests in between the Misericords. This Mythical creature is a type of Demon and its purpose is that of warding off evil and protecting the occupants within the Cathedral during the long medieval services.

Oakapple Designs Ltd are the only company in the UK with 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.

Fitted with a ring for hanging. Size is approx 180 mm x 140 mm

Shipping times: Due to the operational hours of the museum we ship orders from Tuesday to Fridays. Orders are sent out the next working day via UK First Class.  Delivery to the rest of the world is Standard Shipping and will have different expected arrival dates.  

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding expected arrival dates.

 

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