Two heads on a West Village tenement

A walk down pretty much any New York City street means encountering striking sculptures and reliefs on old buildings.

Some turn-of-the-century walkups are decorated with angels. Others are flanked by sculptures of women or dotted with plain female faces. Or Medusas.

Then there are the tough old guy faces on this Perry Street residence. Two together are carved out high on the corner facade, each watching out in a different direction.

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2 Responses to “Two heads on a West Village tenement”

  1. wildnewyork Says:

    An Ephemeral readers informed me that this might be “Green Man,” a mythological figure dating back to the Middle Ages who symbolizes rebirth. Apparently he’s all over buildings in the UK. Hmm, could be:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Man

  2. JP Says:

    medusae

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