Object Title

Wooden male head

Wooden male head

Object Number

XVIII.442

Provenance

Found in New Armouries Attic, November 1995. Formerly numbered XVII.83

Physical Description

Made in two halves, left and right, realistically carved and painted, with short modelled hair and blue eyes. He is clean shaven, with knitted brows. The flattened underside of the neck is pierced for a dowel.
There are slight chips to the left cheek and ear, and right eyebrow and jaw. There is a tiny hole on top of the skull and another on the tip of the nose. There appears to be a spot of white plaster on the upper lip. The paint has partially worn away on the ridges of the hair. There are a number of what appear to be pen marks, especially on the left jawline

Dimensions

Dimensions: Height: 25.3 cm (9.9 in), Width: 17 cm (6.7 in), Depth: 19.9 cm (7.8 in) Weight: 1.7 kg (3 lb 12 1/2 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

None visible

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

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