In medieval times, ancient architects and stone carvers used gargoyles on buildings as a way to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.
In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building. It is designed to prevent rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth.
Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastic animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall.
Made of cold cast resin, this awesomely scary crouching winged gargoyle is poised and ready to attack. It is perfect for scaring away negative energy.
Measuring 7 inches tall, 4 3/4 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, he’ll make a great addition to your home.
This gargoyle also makes a great present for the holidays or for housewarming gifts.
It looks great on bookshelves, end tables and nightstands.
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Design Toscano The Gothic Gargoyle Statue
Gomorrah the gargoyle statue embodies the New World works fashioned at the hands of stone masons who crossed the Atlantic and brought their talents to America.
Designed to sit on his powerful haunches and peer down from your stone wall or library bookshelf over all he surveys, this Design Toscano Gothic icon is a collectible medieval monster.
Cast in quality designer resin and finished in faux antique stone from his bat style wings to his demon expression, this Gothic gremlin is a timelessly impressive, architectural icon. 11½”Wx6½”Dx11½”H. 4 lbs.