Münsterbauhütte, Freiburg

Gargoyle: “Cerberus”, 1530

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The Minster choir, begun in 1354, was completed in the 1530s. This doglike animal with goat's horns formerly adorned one of the choir's buttresses. It is thought to be Cerberus: in Greek mythology, this hellhound was a sentinel at the entrance to the Underworld.

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