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Sculpture 19: face

face

Grotesque face, Cardiff City Hall

One of several casts adorning the entrance to Cardiff’s Edwardian City Hall. Though dated 1905, the Hall was actually opened the year before

Painted white, the grotesque faces seem to represent the Green Man, with greenery emerging from the mask

This face appears on one of the gates into the main portico; the exterior faces have weathered a bit since the last renovation, and are probably due a fresh lick paint in the near future

1905

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