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the medieval buildings of Western Europe, gargoyle
statues are often seen peering down from churches,
cathedrals, houses and town halls. These artistic
projections are carved of stone in the form of
people, animals, or fantastic beasts and mark
rooflines, corners, and buttresses to enhance
the picturesque quality of a building. When the
sky is clear, gargoyles may glow from the towers
- but don’t stand below them on rainy days!
The true gargoyle functions as a water spout that
medieval artisans transformed into functional
fantasies. With routes stemming back to the Greek
architects, the idea was to place terra cotta
or marble lion heads on the roof cornice to divert
the water away to the street.
Another widely accepted belief is that the Gargoyle
serves as a protector that wards off any evil
spirits that may attempt to corrupt a castle,
church, or building. Some gargoyles were used
for religious instruction, but most were simply
grotesque figurines. Modern day Gargoyles have
adopted many other uses such as Gothic ornaments,
icons of mythology, cartoon heroes.
Statue.com offers a large selection of gargoyle
statues and sculptures that are created by world-renowned
studios such as Henri Studio. Please browse our
gallery to find which gargoyle statues or
sculptures fit your tastes. We also have gargoyle
sculptures that double as fountains, bird baths,
clock, candleholders, and incense holders.