Gargoyle Jigsaw Puzzle, 100 pieces
- Finished puzzle measures 11.5” x15”
- 100 pieces
- For ages 5 years and up
The exterior of Washington National Cathedral is teeming with inhabitants known as gargoyles, a sub-category of grotesques. In essence, they are elaborately carved stone waterspouts that protect the structure from water damage. Garoyles are most readily associated with Gothic architecture. The primary root for the word gargoyle is the Latin gargula, meaning "gullet".
Ram, portrayed in our puzzle, is located on the north side of Washington National Cathedral in bay six at the outer aisle level. A groteque may have two "masters", a person who designs the sculpture and another who carves the sculpture. The artist who designed Ram is probably Carl Bush. The name of the carver is unknown.
Washington National Cathedral is a church for national purposes called to embody God's love and to welcome people of all faiths and none. A unique blend of the spiritual and the civic, this Episcopal cathedral is a voice for generous-spirited Christianity and a catalyst for reconciliation and interfaith dialogue to promote respect and understanding to create a more hopeful and just world.
Proceeds benefit the ministries and programs of Washington National Cathedral.