Grotesque Eve

Regular price £10.00

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.  

This carving is from a pair of similar carvings found in Carlisle Cathedral (Adam & Eve). This one depicts Eve sitting naked and holding some Bulrushes. This carving along with Adam is classic Romanesque based on both the river Tigris and Euphrates in Iraq, these being symbols of the giver of life. Originally these were carved in Antwerp Belgium (1559 AD) for a church in the city, at some point, which is not clear they have made their way to Carlisle Cathedral. This reproduction catches all the fine detail from the original by the master craftsmen that originally carved this piece. Comes with a wall fixing and product label.

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 95 mm x 190 mm x 55 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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