Whenever I travel, particularly since I got the bug, I make it a point to visit somewhere that houses things made of wood by known or unknown craftsmen so I can fawn over their wonderful creations.
I thought I should start sharing.
A few years ago I had the fortune to take a trip to Ireland. We were using Shannon airport as our arrival and departure hub. The very last day of travel, we decided to go and visit Bunratty Castle. I did not want to go at first, because it’s a recreated village and I thought it would be too touristy. However, I was pleasantly surprised. They have retained many beautiful treasures inside the castle. The horse and rider made me go absolutely gaga. It’s nearly life sized. I believe it is early 17th century. My partner had to drag me away.
I imagine it is likely limewood, as were many sculptures of the day.
Hope you enjoy.