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Two Unicorns
Two Unicorns
Two Unicorns
Two Unicorns
Two Unicorns

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The identical unicorns adorn the ridge of the pavilion roofs of the Council House. The thin spiral horn is very long, longer than the neck.The mane consists of three groups of flying plumes. The front right leg is raised and the hooves of the left legs are set close together. On the neck is a collar or heraldic belt decorated with two small symbols: alternately a Greek cross and a fleur de lys. The long tail rises in three decreasing curves. On the upper part of the unicorn’s flanks, the gilding is patterned or mottled.

Date

1951 or before

Medium

bronze & gold leaf

Measurements

H 360 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

BS1_PF_S031

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Bristol City Council

Custodian

Bristol City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Listing date

19/03/81

Access

at all times


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Located at

College Green, Bristol City

BS1 5TR

Situated on the roof ridge of Bristol City Council House.