Sea Monster

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Taken from the medieval carvings found upon the misericords and supports within the choir stalls of Lincoln Cathedral. This wonderful carving known as a Sea Monster depicts what could be described as a creature that seems to be made up of half Dog and half Fish. The creature is positioned curled up with its tail in its mouth and head to one side very much similar posture to the Dragon #1 and the Lion #1.

The head and top half of the body seems to be that of a Dog along with its two legs, the creature's body then turns to that of a fish being covered in scales and a large tail along with the creature having a fish's back fin. Most famously, maps from this period would often show images similar to this creature in area's of the world that were unexplored and uncharted and were made up to try and explain the unknown. Story's of the creatures would have come from sailors and travelers as the world was just starting to be fully explored and charted. Ironically these creatures probably were most likely to be only Sea Lions or Walruses.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 04 January, 2010.

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