Grotesque (Reduction) - Item #80
Patina Options and Material Information
Each and every piece is custom finished. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.
Most reproductions are hand-cast in Gypsum reinforced with polymer, glass fiber, burlap and/or metal rods for extra strength.
Here are examples of the patina options:
10 Inches High
This piece is a reduction of one of the grotesques from the exterior of Notre-Dame. It is popularly called "Le Stryge." This grotesque specifically is also known as a chimera since it is an imagined creature with the body parts of several animals. The decorative grotesques were added during the mid-19th century restoration of the Cathedral by architect Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.
Artist: Victor Joseph Pyanet
Museum/Location: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
Origin: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris
Time Period: mid-19th century