This next corbel for the Eusebius Tower is destined for the north side at 22 meters up, and is part of a group chimeras or a kind of winged cats.
The cat with wings on the corbel is holding some type of pot or bag, it's not quite clear what was intended there. I made a purse out of it by carving a rope at the narrowest part. These five cats all have the same flat triangular face and the same bulky wings. With a lively claw chisel stroke, just like the original had, I tried to maintain the loose appearance of the original sculpture. This group of sculptures was carved by John Grosman, who also carved the seven trumpet angels that I copied earlier.
The corbels for these two sides are progressing quite well now, so I immediately continued with presawing a series of flying buttress figurines from flying buttress no. 33, originally carved by George van der Wagt. More on this later.