Hidden in The University of Glasgow’s Chapel, sits a small wooden monkey having a good puff on a pipe! Many an hour can be spent looking at the various (wooden and stone) carvings housed within the Chapel.
Architect, Sir John Burnet, commissioned the Scottish sculptor Archibald Dawson A.R.S.A. (1892-1938) to create these creative, humorous and sometimes odd carvings. Although inspired by traditional Medieval church carvings, Dawson clearly had a funny bone and didn’t take himself too seriously, as illustrated by our little friend pictured above!
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