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Lion Rampant

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A low relief carving of a lion rampant (the Percy Lion) on a recessed panel over the portal of the barbican at Alnwick Castle, with hollow moulding work on the ashlar which encloses it. On the underside there are three badges: a locket between a crowned lion and a leopard or panther; a bird displayed within a cable moulding, between a lion uncrowned and a unicorn collared; and a lion with a crown.

Date

1461–1489

Medium

sandstone

Measurements

H 140 x W 110 x D (?) cm

Accession number

NE66_MA_S008

Acquisition method

commissioned by 4th Earl of Northumberland

Work type

Relief

Owner

Northumberland Estates

Custodian

Northumberland Estates

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date

20/02/52

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the upper cornice between two crescents and a locket in low relief: Esperance Me Comfotte; on the lower cornice: Esperance H.P.En.Dieu


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Located at

Junction of Bondgate and B6341, Alnwick

NE66 1NQ

Over the barbican portal of Alnwick Castle.