Rampant Lion Hanging Ornament
Height 10cm Width 8cm
King William I of Scotland (1143- 1214) used the image of a lion as his battle standard and so became known as William the Lion. The Red Lion on a yellow background went on to become Scotlands Royal heraldic colours.
This carving is made by a process known as Intarsia, which is the ancient art of making pictorial mosaics by laying precious and exotic woods onto a solid wood surface. Three different woods are used to make these Celtic designs.