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Cyrielle- French Gargoyle Hound - Handmade and Hand Painted Clay Sculpture by Bewilder and Pine

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The name Cyrielle, in a feminine form of Cyril which means "lord" or in Cyrielle's case, Lady! Cyrielle is quite good at insisting she have her way around here. She is a feisty little gargoyle hound and a new addition to our shop's stone sentinels. :)

She believes herself to be from a lineage of royal gargoyle blood (the name helps of course) and she insists that even gargoyles had an order and could rise to the title of lady back in the day. Who am I to argue?? She never has liked be considered the lesser of the gargoyle family due to her small stature and even here, she has already taken up with a few of the other gargoyle-like creatures about the studio and has them calling her "My Lady". . . should you decide to take her home, it is likely she will try to do the same to YOU unless you happen to have other creatures around that she can be the boss of. . . let's just be glad she has not asked for a crown yet!

Cyrielle is hand formed from polymer clay and hand painted with umber, espresso gold and Venetian gold pigment acrylic paints. Her eyes are made from faceted Swarovski iridescent beads. They are brown, purple and bronze tinged in the light.

The demand for our larger gargoyles has been hard to keep up, but these little guys and girls are going to be showing up here regularly too! Sort of a gargoyle companion or pet if you will. Though they are certainly capable of upholding the tasks of any regular gargoyle as well. Still, their animal natures tend to get the best of them. . . so don't be surprised if they seem to wander off or end up where you least expect them in your house! They DO love an adventure!!

Cyrielle the Lady of the Gargoyle Hounds is 4 7/8 inches tall, 1 3/4 inches wide and and 2 inches deep.


I have been making gargoyles for the last year or so now. However, contrary to their historic nature, the gargoyles that come from Bewilder and Pine rarely sit still here it seems. :) If you search our sold items you will find about two dozen or so gargoyles that have come and gone.

We DO plan to have more soon but, if you want one to go with a gargoyle pet/cat, please feel free to convo us and request one. ;) It may be the only way to actually get one!!



The term originates from the French gargouille, originally "throat" or "gullet"; Latin gurgulio, gula, gargula ("gullet" or "throat") and similar words derived from the root gar, "to swallow", which represented the gurgling sound of water.

The Italian word for gargoyle is doccione o gronda sporgente, an architecturally precise phrase which means "protruding gutter." The German word for gargoyle is Wasserspeier, which means "water spewer." The Dutch word for gargoyle is waterspuwer, which means "water spitter"

Gargoyles are said to scare off and protect from any evil or harmful spirits.

A French legend that sprang up around the name of St. Romanus ("Romain") (AD 631–641), the former chancellor of the Merovingian king Clotaire II who was made bishop of Rouen, relates how he delivered the country around Rouen from a monster called Gargouille or Goji. La Gargouille is said to have been the typical dragon with batlike wings, a long neck, and the ability to breathe fire from its mouth.

The term gargoyle is most often applied to medieval work, but throughout all ages some means of water diversion, when not conveyed in gutters, was adopted.

In Ancient Egyptian architecture, gargoyles showed little variation, typically in the form of a lion's head. Similar lion-mouthed water spouts were also seen on Greek temples, carved or modeled in the marble or terracotta cymatium of the cornice. An excellent example of this are the 39 remaining lion-headed water spouts on the Temple of Zeus. There were originally 102 gargoyles or spouts, but due to the heavy weight (they were crafted from marble), many have snapped off and had to be replaced.

Many medieval cathedrals included gargoyles and chimeras. The most famous examples are those of Notre Dame de Paris. Although most have grotesque features, the term gargoyle has come to include all types of images. Some gargoyles were depicted as monks, or combinations of real animals and people, many of which were humorous. Unusual animal mixtures, or chimeras, did not act as rainspouts and are more properly called grotesques. They serve more as ornamentation, but are now synonymous with gargoyles.

Cyrielle- French Gargoyle Hound - Handmade and Hand Painted Clay Sculpture by Bewilder and Pine


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