This beautiful handmade Irminsul sculpture is cast in hard Hydrocal plaster and finished with Bronze metal coating and an antique patina. The patina is real and is applied using acids to create very nuanced greens, browns, and lustrous highlights. The sculpture is given several coats of clear sealer to preserve the finish from further oxidization.
The Irminsul (mighty Pillar) is a Saxon symbol which was a sacred monument to the ancient Germanic tribes. According to the Royal Frankish Annals (772 AD), during the Saxon wars, Charlemagne is repeatedly described as ordering the destruction of the chief seat of their religion, an Irminsul. The Irminsul is described as not being far from Heresburg (now Obermarsberg), Germany. Jacob Grimm states that “strong reasons” point to the actual location of the Irminsul as being approximately 15 miles (24 km) away, in the Teutoburg Forest and states that the original name for the region “Osning” may have meant “Holy Wood.”
(an article about the Irminsul can be found here.)
This is a chance to own a sculpture that will enhance your Hof, home, or Altar with taste and refinement while also taking part in an effort to raise a mighty Irminsul monument.
These sculptures are being offered as a fundraiser to raise funds for the completion of a two-story tall Irminsul monument (which is already started).
Weight: 3Lbs; Height: 13.5″; Span: 12″; Thickness: 2″
This Sculpture is not recommended for a long duration outdoors or being left out in the weather.