Object Title

Wooden male head

Wooden male head

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XVIII.446

Provenance

Found New Armouries Attic November 1995.

Physical Description

Made in two parts and realistically carved and painted. Short greying black hair receding either side and brushed back. The nose is slightly lopsided to the right, and he is clean shanen with a cleft chin. The blue painted eyes appear to be set in. Both ears are rather sheered off at the lobes. The flattened underside is pierced for a dowel.
There is slight flaking on the tip of the nose, ears, right eyebrow, temples and brow. The underside is slightly damaged behind the dowel hole.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 25.8 cm (10.2 in), Width: 15 cm (5.9 in), Depth: 21.5 cm (8,45 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On nape of neck in pencil: LUXTON

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

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

Notes

Transferred from XVII.87