Dedo is a small gargoyle with pointy ears and human-like feet on the Notre Dame Cathedral.
When the cathedral was built in 1160, a nun from a tiny convent in Provence who disliked the menacing gargoyles that were put on top of the building to ward off evil spirits, disguised herself as a workman, gained entrance to the work site and quickly carved the sculpture from a small block before placing it on the highest roof.
The gargoyle was undiscovered for centuries until a small boy, lost in the labyrinthine structure, stumbled off a ledge and rolled down a roof into the arms of the gargoyle. Since its rediscovery, the creature has been affectionately known as Little Dedo, the gargoyle with the crossed toes.
This gargoyle garden statue will command attention in any outdoor
setting. Crafted of Fiber Stone for a quality look that will withstand
the elements. Fiber Stone is fiberglass with a mixture of sand and
stones cast into the surface followed by a hand painted finish to give
the appearance of aged stone. Since it is reinforced with a fiberglass
backing, the statue remains light-weight and less fragile than concrete.
Each item is finished by artists and is original artwork, therefore no
two are identical.
Available in five finishes:
White Moss (white wash with hints of moss)(shown)
Sandstone (yellow ocre with revealed earth tones)
Verde (rich green with a brown wash)
Cathedral White (white with a brown wash)
Soot (black wash over natural stone)
Dimensions: 8"x9"x9"HThis is a made to order item, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery; sorry... no returns on made-to-order items.
User ReviewsIt is perfect!
|Reviewed by:||Jane from Beverly, MA on November 8, 2011|
Dedo arrived safe and sound and it is perfect! He is a replacement for
one I purchased for my husband almost twenty years ago and it has lived
in our garden ever since. Through the years our Dedo has slowly
deteriorated which we were so sad to see. This will be a great surprise
to have Dedo whole again! Thank you!
|Reviewed by:||Marilyn M from New Braunfels, TX on August 30, 2011|
ordered the Dedo gargoyle for a young boy and everyone just loved it.
He uses the gagoyle for protection and has slept better since he got it.
The only thing that was frustrating was that it took a month to get
it. Otherwise, we were all very happy with the purchase.
Bought as a Gift But Want It For Self
|Reviewed by:||Shopper on August 24, 2011|
do I give a gift I would rather keep for myself, but I had to do the
unselfish thing and give it as planned. But, it would look so cute in my
yard among my other items. Hope friend appreciates my sacrifice.
Much Better than Concrete
|Reviewed by:||Shopper on August 23, 2011|
had concrete figurines in my yard, but this one is much more durable
and long lasting. He's as adorable as he looks in the picture and I was
happy with how quickly he arrived.
|Reviewed by:||Linda from Paso Robles, CA on July 25, 2011|
pleased with the gargoyle statue, price and service provided. We were
kept well informed of the progress of the order from start to finish.
Better Than Expected
|Reviewed by:||Shopper from Columbia, SC on June 16, 2011|
Although it took longer than I expected, it was worth the wait. It is better than I expected. Really beautiful! Thank you.
|Reviewed by:||Shopper from Pennsylvania on May 5, 2011|
We love our little gargoyle... It looks great and we appreciate the attention to detail on the finish.
|Reviewed by:||Shopper from Colorado on April 25, 2011|
them! We ordered the Dedo in 2 different colors as the old concrete
one we had finally cracked beyond repair – these new ones should hold up
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