The Green Man Candlestick Figure

Price £48.00

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The Green Man

The Green Man forest spirit has traveled the world for centuries, and has adapted to local cultures, with forests playing a prominent role in many folktales and legends. In many myths, trees appear as ladders between worlds, as sources of life and wisdom, and as the physical forms of supernatural beings.

In Britain, the Green Man appears to have pagan origins, as a fertility figure or a nature spirit, similar to the ‘woodwose’ - the wild man of the woods and recurs through literature in different guises - the figures of Robin Hood and Peter Pan, for example are associated with a Green Man.

Original candlestick figure developed from a range of historical sources. Handbuilt in terracotta, with hand coloured painted sprig decoration and spot gloss transparent glaze.

Height: 17cm
Base: 10cm