Photo Coaster – Gallos – Bronze Statue
One of our selection of Photo Coasters featuring his beautiful bronze statue, “Gallos”, which stands at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. I took this picture in August 2017 and was very fortunate to have such a beautiful clear blue sky and blue ocean behind.
The bronze statue, by sculptor Robin Eynon, is called Gallos – the Cornish equivalent of power – and has been inspired both by King Arthur and other stories from the Castle’s history.
The sculptor Rubin Eynon creates unforgettable public artwork using a variety of mediums—from wood and stone to iron and bronze. This statue, Gallos, was installed in April 2016, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the cliffs of Tintagel. The stately 8-foot-high bronze sculpture was not only inspired by the legend of King Arthur, but also Tintagel Castle’s history.
Commissioned by English Heritage, the public sculpture is not without controversy. Tintagel, a village in Cornwall, is known as the legendary site of King Arthur’s conception, a fact that has been used to draw tourists into the small haven.
English Heritage state that the imposing sculpture speaks to Tintagel’s overall royal past, and not specifically King Arthur. “There was a culture of feasting here, which suggests that the people who lived here were very powerful and had connections with the late Roman and Byzantine empire,”
Our Photo Coaster – Gallos – Bronze Statue would make an ideal gift for anybody who loves king Arthur, or Cornwall in general.