Griffin & Hare


Product Description


Griffin catching Hare.

Taken from the medieval carvings (1490 – 1495) from within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. This magnificent and outstanding reproduction carving is taken from virtually a full Misericord. This piece is especially interesting and special in that it is believed to be one of the main inspirations for the White Rabbit from the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll’s father was the Cannon of Ripon Cathedral and Lewis would have spent much time within the Cathedral studying and observing these wonderful medieval carvings. This piece like most at Ripon Cathedral is in perfect condition and this replica has captured all the detail of the craftsmen that carved this piece over 500 years ago. Comes with wall fixing and product label.

Our reproductions are so authentic, copied directly from the original carvings they include all the original cracks & chips from over centuries of use along with wood worm, wood grain and the makers tool marks. Beautifully colour stained and toned they are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.

Size (H) 20cm x (W) 31cm. Weight is around 2.5kg