Marble Garden Gargoyles, with their imposing presence and intricate details, add a touch of mystique and enchantment to any outdoor space. Carved from the finest marble, these captivating creatures showcase a fusion of Gothic architecture and mythical folklore.
About Garden Gargoyles:
First, we could see that the prototype of this marble garden Gargoyles is the shape of a lion. Trevi uses high-quality marble to carve your lifelike garden Gargoyle sculptures for you. These two lion sculptures could be placed at the gate to keep your home safe. Trevi’s lion sculpture is very realistic, especially since the shape of the beast is fully displayed. Among them, we could see that the facial expressions of the large garden gargoyle are very fierce and exaggerated. Of course, Trevi’s artists also sculpted their wings to life. When you have this sculpture on your doorstep, you would feel very safe inside.
Ancient Prototypes of Gargoyles:
First of all, the architectural design of gargoyles as drainage (also known as “water spouts”) actually appeared in ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and Etruscould architecture. For example, in the architecture of ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, the “water-billed beast” mainly depicts the image of a lion. Among them, the Temple of Zeus originally had 102 lion head drains made of marble.
But since marble is very heavy. And, they erode over time, as well as wind and rain. The lion sculptures gradually fell from the temple, and only 39 of them survive. In addition, the “lion head” is also a feature of many buildings in Pompeii, and their traces could be captured in some villas and buildings in Pompeii. This suggests that the garden gargoyle was actually an architectural norm throughout the ancient Greek world.
To be precise, a “gargoyle” is a hybrid of different animal parts. These include the familiar griffins (a mix of lion and eagle) and Harpies (half female, half-bird). Of course, some griffin sculptures also contain some more ferocious and mysterious monsters. For example, on the roof of the medieval Notre Dame Cathedral, there are hundreds of gargoyle statues for the roof.
The Meaning of the Existence of Gargoyle:
During the Middle Ages, many believed that gargoyle statues for sale existed to ward off evil spirits. Therefore, modern people in order to enlighten a better life. Gargoyles are usually placed on buildings in homes. It is believed that gargoyles could act as guardians of humans.
If you want a beautiful marble gargoyle sculpture, then please contact us today. Trevi’s artists would carve you a unique gargoyle sculpture.