A Horse Pendant, 13th - 14th century


Item ref: 2612

  • England
  • Height: 6.1 cm / 2.4 in Width: 4.2 cm / 1.6 in
  • 6.1 cm / 2.4 in x 4.2 cm / 1.6 in


Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914)
His son Carl Dreyfus
Seymour de Ricci (1881-1942)
His descendants

A lobated Green Man mask medallion. Medieval carvings of the Green Man took many forms, naturalistic or decorative. The simplest depict a man's face peering out of dense foliage. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men, though they harkened pagan vegetal deities, were frequently found in both secular and ecclesiastical carvings.