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Retaining much of the original medieval polychrome, his arms raised, standing tall, his eyes staring ahead
Circa 1380 – 1450
Size: 132cm high – 52 ins high (including base)
It has been suggested that this secular figure was a device intended to create an illusion. Placed upon the battlements of a castle sculptures such as this supplemented the visual display of armed resistance to the enemy.