Object Title

Wooden male head

Wooden male head

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XVIII.444

Provenance

Found New Armouries Attic November 1995.

Physical Description

Made in one piece and painted, with carved dark brown wavy hair that partly covers the ears and with a parting on the left. Dark brown moustaches are slightly upturned at the ends. The eyes are painted brown. The underside of the neck is flat at the rear but extends down at an angle at the front, where it is chiselled out internally. A dowel hole extends from the underside right through the head and out at the top.
A crack extends from the right eye to the chin. The paint is chipped, especially at the left cheek, nose, eyebrows, right brow, chin and lower edge of neck.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 24.5 cm (9.7 in), Width: 16 cm (6.3 in), Depth: 21.5 cm (8.5 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Alan Borg, Heads and Horses , Society of Antiquaries, Oxford, 1976, pp.324-5.

Notes

Transferred from XVII.85