Best Gargoyle Statues For Home And Garden
Gargoyle statues are not just for Halloween!
Nor is it just for mediaeval cathedrals and churches. Gargoyle statues are really neat! The original and very sensible purpose of these grotesque gargoyle statues was to protect cathedral and church stonework by channelling water away from the building and gargoyle statues tickled the imagination of medieval craftsmen. Today Gargoyles are so easily available in cast stone and resin and make a great Gothic feature in modern homes and gardens.
One famous gargoyle statue actually features in this image – the Lincoln Imp. You see him sitting with the mediaeval masons on their tea break! He is actually an indoor gargoyle who inhabits the rafters of Lincoln Cathedral and I will share the legend later!
The History and Function of Gargoyles – What were Gargoyles really for?
Gargoyles weren’t just waterspouts, in an era when ordinary people were ruled by a privileged few and controlled by fear and the Church, they served also to remind people of the terrors of Hell. If you are interested in the history of gargoyles then this book might be of some use.
Winged Cat Gargoyle Statue Figurine Myth Fantasy – I have a weakness for these winged cat statues – one lives in cat corner in our living room! This little guy is made of cold cast resin,and looks awesome on bookshelves, end tables and nightstands. He measures 6 1/4 inches tall, 8 inches wide, and 5 inches deep
Perched Gargoyle Dragon big eye fantasy art poster by darklingemily
Look at another framed print on zazzle
Stone Gargoyle Statues for Your Garden!
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Little Stone Gargoyle Statues for Your Home
This novel timer is crafted in resin measures approximately 4.5 minutes – enough time for the average egg! Dimensions are (inches) L: 3.75 x W: 2.5 x H: 6.5
This gorgeous Ram Gargoyle is another resin miniature for the home. A must for gargoyle collectors!
Gargoyle statues were once sculpted on buildings to ward off evil spirits and bad luck – this crouching protector gargoyle is perfect for scaring away negative energy. Made of cold cast resin, 7 inches tall, 4 3/4 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
Hardly a gargoyle, but who could resist this little winged cat. Maybe more about those another day, but talking of cats it is about time I checked up on mine! Be back another day!