'Ripon Demon' Medieval Cathedral Carving
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This carving, known as The Ripon Demon (c. 1490 – 1495), is taken from the arm rests in between the misericords within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. The creature’s purpose was to ward off evil and protect the occupants within the Cathedral during the long medieval services.This ornate reproduction is hand-crafted to the highest standards by Oakapple Designs Ltd, a company specialized in reproducing medieval carvings using molds taken directly from original carvings found within the cathedrals and abbeys of the United Kingdom. Each piece is cast in resin and then stained to create a virtually indistinguishable copy. The original carving was made in wood, but it is presented here with a 'stone' finish.