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Grotesque (Reduction) - Item #80

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10 Inches High

This piece is a reduction of one of the grotesques from the exterior of Notre-Dame. It is popularly called "Le Stryge." This grotesque specifically is also known as a chimera since it is an imagined creature with the body parts of several animals. The decorative grotesques were added during the mid-19th century restoration of the Cathedral by architect Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.


Artist: Victor Joseph Pyanet

Museum/Location: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

Origin: Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris

Time Period: mid-19th century



Camille, Michael. "Monsters of Stone: The Gargoyles of Victor Joseph Pyanet." The Gargoyles of Notre-Dame: Medievalism and the Monsters of Modernity, University of Chicago Press, 2008, pp. 51-59. GoogleBooks,  

"Notre Dame Cathedral Grotesque Le Stryge." DigitalGeorgetown, Georgetown University,