Object Title

Wooden male head

Wooden male head



Object Number



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: 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


Places Britain

Bibliographic References

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


Transferred from XVII.85