94: The Malvern Green Man roof boss Back to previous page  Back to Fine Stone Miniatures home page

The Green Man is an ancient, possibly pre-Christian, figure representing fertility and natural regeneration. Somewhat mysteriously Green Men are frequently found in churches and cathedrals across Britain and Europe. This handsome bearded fellow formed the boss between eight converging vaulting ribs, his boldly carved foliage, springing in four separate sprigs, curves over and between the ribs to produce a pleasing symmetrical design accentuated by the four prominent "eyes" of folded foliage. Nothing is known about this Green Man, but the carving style is suggestive of 15th century work. Nowadays, long since removed from his original location, he lives in a private garden.

There is something about his appearance which, whilst I was working on him, constantly put me in mind of the actor Brian Blessed!

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Original stone finish (94)

Red Antique finish (94R)

Jack o' The Green finish (95GR)

Bronze finish (95A)

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