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St Mark the Winged Lion, St David's Cathedral Roof Boss 10cm High
The Winged Lion of Saint Mark at Saint David's Cathedral, Lady Chapel. The design of this lively carving is both sensitive and imaginative, its execution exquisite; the work of an expert stone mason. Given that there were probably relatively few lions around St David's in the early 14th century to copy, this is a magnificent piece of work, the loose folds of flesh on the lion's hind quarters and his heavy, powerful paws are just perfect - and did a carved lion's face ever look more leonine? This winged lion, the symbol of Saint Mark, is a carved detail above the sedilia on the south side of the Lady Chapel sanctuary and is carved from fine-grained Cambrian sandstone, quarried from cliffs south of the cathedral. Hand crafted in the UK.
Size: 4 Inches (10cm) x 4 Inches (10cm)
Weight: 900 grams