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Green Man

The Green Man—with oak or ivy foliage emanating from his face—is a common theme of grotesques and carvings dating back to the Roman Empire. The name Green Man, however, is only 67 years old, coined by Lady Raglan in 1939. It symbolizes the synthesis of man and nature, a common theme seen in the following photos. Here the artist combined a lion and human face with foliage.
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