Rupert the Dragon of St Giles

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Rupert's Rhyme


Above the High Kirk the glades run deep
In a Forest rich for a dragon's keep.
He watches the square as the first and last
Feet from the Heart of Midlothian's past.
Whether young or old, rich or poor,
He stands to protect all who pass through these doors.
— C. Druett, 2015

Rupert the Dragon of St Giles

From Gravely Gorgeous
Product Code: RUPE-001
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Rupert was inspired by a dragon found on the frieze that brackets the entranceway of St. Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile. Parts of St. Giles date back to the 12th century, although most of the exterior was renovated during the nineteenth century. Rupert, no doubt, comes from that period.

Rupert spends his days watching the comings and goings at the main door of the Cathedral. He occupies a spot in the forest primeval depicted in the long frieze which sits at eye level across the entranceway, just a few feet from the Heart of Midlothian. His job is to watch over and protect the visitors to the Kirk and to protect his domain.

Specifications
SizeHeight: 14cm | Width: 18cm | Depth: 4 cm
Weight550-575 grams
ColourAvailable in Natural Stone (grey)
MaterialMade from Jesmonite, a stone composite material used in fine arts and architecture, with an internal core of polyurethane foam for stability.
UsageThe material used in our sculptures is rated for both indoor and outdoor display. Outdoor use will result in a certain amount of weathering over time but should not otherwise harm the product.

Each sculpture comes with a keyhole style hanger in the back for display on a wall.
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