Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Poppyhead, National Cathedral - District of Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 38° 55.837 W 077° 04.201
18S E 320570 N 4311114
Quick Description: This poppyhead is located on the east end of a stall on the north side of the Great Choir.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2020 11:39:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM12N86
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
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Long Description:
This poppyhead can be found in the Great Choir of the National Cathedral. The Great Choir is the area right up by the High Altar and has long stalls (pews) for the Cathedral Choir. The stalls were carved from oak by Irving & Casson–A. H. Davenport Co. of Boston (1875-1974). These stalls are used by the choir on Sundays and by worshippers during the week.

Some of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church are represented in the needlework of the stall cushions. The stalls are decorated with carved poppyheads, such as this Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.
“The hand-carved armrests feature unique carved images, including Noah’s Ark, Moses in the bulrushes, the Christmas angels and various Christian symbols. Carved during and after World War II, the armrests also feature contemporary elements, such as St. George’s lion (the symbol of Great Britain) devouring a snake whose face is a caricature of Adolf Hitler.”

There are seats reserved the U.S. House and U.S. Senate chaplains, one can be seen in the Waymark photo.
Quote and information from the National Cathedral web-site, link below.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

The posted coordinates are located outside the cathedral near the visitors entrance in the Northwest Cloister.
Relevant website: [Web Link]

Times available for viewing: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm, and Sun. 12:45pm-4pm

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 12

Approximate age of artefact (Year): Not listed

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