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GARGOYLES IN CORK


In tribute to Anglo-Saxon gargoyles, my latest post invites you to discover some of the gargoyles on the cathedral in Cork, one of the prettiest places in the beautiful, welcoming country of Ireland. The magnificent St. Fin Barre’s cathedral in Cork that you see today was built between 1865 and 1879. But let’s take a

DOGS AND THEIR PORTRAYAL IN GARGOYLES


We’re combining art and history once again to link magnificent gargoyle sculptures with the history of the symbolism of the figures they most commonly depict. We’ve already looked at the symbolism of the lion, which, together with eagles and dogs, are the animals you see most often on gargoyles. Today we’ll be looking into the

GARGOYLES IN INDONESIA


Some temples in Asia have magnificent sets of gargoyles, not just in terms of superb carving but also with a very interesting iconography that tells us about the culture and traditions of the fascinating countries on the Asian continent. Many of these gargoyles depict fantastical figures drawn from the mythology of these countries. On the

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