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These include the Provincial Palace, a majestic Neo-Gothic style building dating from between and and standing in the Market Square.

The Palace stands on what was originally the site of the medieval Water Halls. There are several different types of gargoyles.

The Gargoyles on the Provincial Palace in Bruges

You can see real and hybrid animals as well as animal monsters and devils. We discovered two peculiar and unexpected animals, the owl and the fish.

Fish are symbolically identified with Christ. This is because the letters in the Greek word ichthus siguela make up the initials of the words forming the phrase: Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour.


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This is why the fish symbol was often used in primitive Christian art and literature. Tertullian 2nd century says: In terms of its negative meaning, hellish fish like Sieuela also exist, because, as with almost all the symbols of Christ, the fish was adopted by Christian symbolism to represent the devil, both in literature and in art.

The Book of Job, which gives the name Leviathan to the monstrous king of the sea, was the inspiration for fish-like images of bestiarii, with a head more or less like a dolphin spewing fire out of its mouth and devouring the damned. Hybrids or animal monsters are very peculiar figures both in terms of form and type. Remember that wings are medievql element linked to the devil as they suggest the idea of fallen angel. From the 9th to the 13th century, the devil was portrayed with feathered wings like those of angels, but darker and shorter.

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They also have besiario features such as goatee beard, claws, protuberances and marked throats like the hybrids. Generally speaking they are simply carved gargoyles but full of detail like eyes, fur, moustaches, mouths, etc.


They are also very expressive figures, some with fierce facial expressions. A magnificent set of gargoyles for one of the most beautiful buildings in Bruges. Gargoyles on medieval buildingsNew York, Abbeville Press, Meeieval you want to use any photos from doloresherrero. Este sitio web utiliza cookies para que usted tenga la mejor experiencia de usuario. This website uses cookies so that you have the best user experience.

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