The Raven and Tower of London both have much in common. The Raven is widely seen as a bird of ill omen, war, death and part of the supernatural…the dark counterpart of the dove; believed to be the spirit of witches. The name of the ancient Welsh king, “Bran” means “raven.” His head is said to be buried beneath the Tower of London and ravens are kept there due to the popular myth that if they should ever leave, England would no longer exist. (Don’t worry, although the raven is free to roam the grounds and could fly away, others are kept in captivity as replacements if necessary.) Like the raven, the Tower of London shows a dark side of humanity. It was once a residential castle (The White Tower in the centre of the courtyard), but was to be expanded to become the centre for punishing, torturing, and decapitating important prisoners brought down the River Thames by boat then through the “Traitors gate” into the Tower where they were to be held and often end their life on the chopping block, which is still visible on the Tower grounds.
Horse Brass: Tower of London Raven
Horse Brass: Tower of London Raven.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand cast using only the finest British brass.
Casting mix consists of pure first-run ingot brass rich in pure copper for superior color.
Hand filed after casting to remove any rough edges left from casting.
Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.
Legends tell us that if the Ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will be doomed.
ARMAC Brassworks has been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|