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Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005

Merlin face pot produced by Kevin Francis Ceramics of Stoke-on-Trent, England, in a 2005 Guild Issue. The enchanter of Arthurian romance, Merlin was possibly based on a Welsh bard of the 6th century named Myrddin to whom a number of poems have been attributed. Geoffrey of Monmouth transformed Myrddin into Merlin the magician, trusted counselor of King Arthur. In the History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey tells how Merlin, the son of a demon and a princess, prophesied that the British, led by King Arthur, would defeat the Saxons. The wizard is later described bringing Stonehenge from Ireland and erecting it on Salisbury Plain and also arranging the conception of Arthur. Although the Arthurian Romances cast Merlin as Arthur's mentor throughout his reign, in the original legends he disappears soon after Arthur's coronation. Merlin's face pot quote, "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.", is sage advice given to Frodo by the elf Gildor in Tolkien's book, "The Lord of the Rings".

Maker:

Kevin Francis Face Pots

England

2005

Model #:

Derivative

face pot

Size:

small

Height:

2 1/4"

Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
Merlin face pot Guild - Kevin Francis 2005
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