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Size: 30.5cm high, 20cm wide, 16cm deep – 12 ins high, 8 ins wide, 6¼ ins deep
47.5cm high – 18¾ ins high (with stand)
Thence by descent
Ex Private Antwerp collection
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 11, item no. 85, for an English medieval sandstone bestial demon
With his large goat like ears, short horns, open mouth and bulging eyes, the fierce expression of this grotesque devil is startling, but it was probably intended as a defence against the forces of evil, as well as a reminder of the hell that awaits the sinner.