Object Title

Wooden head of Edward III

Wooden head of Edward III

Date

1671-1699

Object Number

XVII.41

Physical Description

Bearded head, identified as Edward III, on the basis of Grose's illustration of the figure from the line of Kings. Carved from a single block and painted in natural colours.

Dimensions

OverallLength311mm
TotalWeight2.75kg

Associations

Places England

Notes

The high quality of this head suggests that it was one of those provided by John Nost and others in the 1680's; see copies of bills in library.
See also, 'Grose, Treatise on Antient Armour', pl.25.