36: Wyverns, bi-corporates, birds & foliage roof boss. Salisbury Cathedral, cloisters. c.1250.

Bi-corporates are beasts having two bodies sharing one head and are often depicted devouring a severed head.  Wyverns are winged dragons with only one pair of legs and are a common subject in roof boss carving they are often depicted with their tails ending as foliage or a vine.  Sometimes they appear to be eating their own tails, perhaps symbolising eternal life.  The birds appear to be ducks and the foliage bears fruit which could be either pine cones or corn cobs.

Approximate height: 3 ¾ inches (9 ½ cm)

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