15thc / 16thc Sandstone Head -

15thc / 16thc Sandstone Head - "The Green Man". English C1450-C1500.

Code: MS 7417


W: 5.5" (14 cm)H: 6.5" (16.5 cm)D: 6.2" (15.7 cm)


A rare example of the "Green Man" who was a Pagan symbol representing spring and fertility....it is carved out of what looks like sandstone and has been worked on two sides, so it is angular and has probably come from a historical building such as a church, castle or manor house...in excellent condition with a pleasing expression and good size.

English. C15thc /16thc.                        Provenance of a private collection.