Dragon roof ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania

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Title

Dragon roof ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania

Subject

domestic architecture, architecture, dragon, dragons, East Launceston, gargoyle, gargoyles, Launceston, Lyttleton Street, ornamentation, ornament, roof, Tas, Tasmania

Description

One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments (although the house is now a medical practice) in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. This one features one of the most popular and enduring images of the medieval period, the winged dragon. Situated on the edge of the roof and looking down towards the street, it is possible that the dragon was in part inspired by the gargoyles that adorn many medieval gothic churches.

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

2 December 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Dragon roof ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed December 8, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/685.