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A late medieval grotesque

A late medieval grotesqueA late medieval grotesqueA late medieval grotesque

A 14th – 15th century Late medieval English Gothic grotesque.
A decorative corbel carved from fine grained limestone in the form of a male head with elongated ears surrounded by foliage.
Various interpretations include that of a prisoner depicted with a shakle round his neck, perhaps attached to a Pillory (Pellori) for a public humiliation. Dutch refer to a ‘Schandpaal’

Origin: English

W 13 cm / 5.1 in
D 20 cm / 7.8 in
H 15 cm / 5.9 in

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