Viking Gargoyle Animal heads like this 11th century carving can be found throughout Ireland and England and display the powerful artistic contribution of the Viking culture to these countries. The animal depicted is most likely a wolf, now vanished from these regions, but at one time an important animal in Celtic-Norse iconography.
Guest Hall of Henry II, Great Tower Royal Palace, Dover Castle, Kent, England, UK. 12th Century Norman Keep built by Henry II, designed by Maurice the Engineer (Mason). Period backcloth by RSN. Troubadour music: Alexandra Buckle, Oxford University. Medieval Guest Hall later used by garrison and Constable of Dover Castle. Listed Building and English Heritage site, also Scheduled Ancient Monument. Architecture and History; Tourism, Travel. More at http://www.panoramio.com/photo/47459208