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Record ID: WREX-DC5D73
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: IRON AGE
County: Denbighshire
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Possible Iron Age carved stone head.The head is carved from a single piece of limestone with a high quantity of shelly material within it.The face is tilted slightly to the left.It has distinctive lentoid eyes and a large wedge-shaped nose with a very simple slit mouth.The ears are also very simply carved.The back of the head is very smooth, although there appears to have been some attempt to create some form to the back of the head.The head has been truncated at the neck with a straight cut. ​The head has some lichen adhering. Height: 455mm; width: 267mm; thickness: 120mm.It …
Created on: Monday 23rd October 2017
Last updated: Monday 23rd October 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Llanfiar Dyffryn', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WAW-A7F853
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Warwickshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The object is a carved stone sculpture of a probable boar or pig. A close comparison has not, so far, been found, therefore the date is not certain. However, Martin Henig has commented in correspondence that he doesn’t see why it is not Roman, and mentions a boar discovered in Bath, Wiltshire (Henig, M. The Art of Roman Britain). The stone the object is carved from is an igneous rock, which has been very weathered. The object was probably carved from a weathered pebble, and not a fragment of rock taken immediately from a larger portion. The stone is a medium coarse grained …
Created on: Monday 10th October 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: SUR-308A28
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MODERN
County: Bracknell Forest
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A heavy cast copper alloy object in the form of the tail of a fish. The tail bends upwards from the break and has no additional linear decoration. This may be of recent date and may be part of a sculptural group.
Created on: Thursday 20th June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 3rd July 2013
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Record ID: SOM-761EB7
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a Medieval stone sculpture of an unidentified secular figure probably dating to c.AD 1320-1450. The fragment consists of the upper torso and shows the figure with their right arm bent forward at the elbow and lost and wearing a tunic and mantle. Traces of red paint colour survive on the mantle. The tunic has a fairly deeply indented trapezoid neckline and is quite full with folds running down the body and is possibly a green-brown colour, darker than the skin above. The mantle is draped over the shoulders and across the body in wide diagonal folds at the waist. Above the w…
Created on: Tuesday 28th July 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 25th October 2016
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Record ID: NMS-04388D
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a marble sculpture of uncertain date, possibly Roman. The fragment is roughly oblong, with apparent breaks on all edges and is of inconsistent thickness. The front exhibits a female figure standing left, carved in high relief. The figure has an elaborate hairstyle consisting of a thick plait coiled across the forehead and tapering to the neck. Behind are four large transverse waves or plaits of hair. Between the plait and waves are a series of small waves and coils drawn back into a coiled bun at the nape of the neck. The face exhibits exaggerated, cartoonish features: a le…
Created on: Wednesday 24th April 2019
Last updated: Thursday 23rd May 2019
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Record ID: NCL-9714A3
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A worked stone of the Roman period, dating from the 2nd-3rd centuries. The stone depicts a probably female head in the Romano-British style, with a head on a neck in relief on a rectangular base. There is no background panel behind the head, with the upper figural portion being sub-triangular in shape with a flat(ish) front face and a gently sloping reverse. The face is relatively flat with eyes and nose in low relief on a U-shaped head in very stark relief. Damage below the nose has removed the mouth to the jaw. The stone has weathered, but there is some evidence for defined ears t…
Created on: Thursday 26th April 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 1st May 2012
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Record ID: LVPL788
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Stone head carved with well defined but rather schematic features, nose and mouth are particularly detailed. Large lentoid eyes resembles 'Celtic' carved head. Carved from sandstone. Side and back of head unworked.
Created on: Thursday 9th September 1999
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'CHESHIRE HARTFORD', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-F662E2
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Liverpool
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Head on plinth carved from local red sandstone. Well defined features, well carved. Uncertain whether male or female. Appears to be wearing a bonnet or hood that covers the ears and extends beneath the chin. The back of the bonnet is carved into a series of six horizontal 'rolls'. A necktie is tied in a bow beneath the chin. Uncertain function but is probably part of the common tradition of carving stone heads in the North of England which extends back, at least, to the Roman period and is still practised today. See Anne Ross 'Pagan Celtic Britain (Routledge 1967) and 'The Pagan Celts…
Created on: Monday 9th May 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LVPL-01F601
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rochdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Fragment of a sculpture dating to the Early Medieval period. The top of the stone is rounded and although worn appears to be an original face. The base however is broken. The base is irregular and has not been exposed to much weathering suggesting that it was protected within a structure or the ground while the top remained exposed. The fragment measures 18.5 cm in width, 7.0 cm in length and 5.7 > 2 cm in depth. A decorated stone fragment dating to the Early-Medieval period. The stone is a pointed oval in plan and is rectangular in cross-section. The stone is carved in rel…
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Monday 25th July 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milnrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-018000
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Rochdale
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
An inscribed stone dating to the Early-Medieval period. The stone is sub-trapezoidal in plan and rectangular in cross-section. It is incomplete, the edges are worn and it now has a greyish white patina. The current extremity measurements of the stone are 15.5 cm (height), 23 cm (length) and 7 cm (thickness). Three faces survive, all in abraded and damaged form. One face carries an inscription written in Latin lettering. To the right of the inscription is an incised line forming a boarder. At the top left corner is another possible horizontal boarder. Most of the left face of the stone…
Created on: Thursday 22nd April 2010
Last updated: Thursday 4th May 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Milnrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-20A026
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Staffordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Carved stone head dating to the Medieval period. The object is oval in plan and the carving is quite realistic in style. It depicts a male face with staring eyes, a wide nose and a straight linear mouth. The cheeks are rounded and taper into a rounded chin. The carving has chin-length hair which is an unusual style and appears to be wavy. The carving is attached to a rectangular block of stone.
Created on: Thursday 17th September 2009
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Stoke-on-Trent', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-7AEB38
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Wrexham
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A typical example a carved stone head, often loosely referred to as 'Celtic' heads, that are found in some numbers in Britain, the great majority of which, including this one, are un-dateable. The object is carved in red sandstone. The head has a pointed-oval shaped flat face with incised lentoid eyes. A horizontal grove indicates cheeks and the nose is long and narrow with rounded irregular nostrils. The raised lips are lentoid and slightly downturned with a central horizontal groove in the centre. A curved groove separates the face from the head of the object where the hairline w…
Created on: Thursday 16th January 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holt', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-9C67D6
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A stone head of post-medieval to modern date, c.1800-1950. The original block appears to have been saw cut. The head is naturalistic in its style with large parted lips, a sub-triangular nose, and oval eyes with hollowed out pupils. The brows are ridged and the cheek bones high while the chin has been squared off. The edge of the head is undulating in order to form wavy or undulating hair. The rear of the object is flattened and rough. The stone is mid-grey in colour and has suffered due to weathering. Dimensions: 280mm in length, 140mm in width, 150mm thick.
Created on: Tuesday 7th February 2017
Last updated: Friday 10th February 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Farndon', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-79EA4E
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire East
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A carved stone head, often loosely referred to as a 'Celtic' head. 'Celtic' heads are found in some numbers in Britain, the great majority of which, including this one, are un-dateable. The head is carved from sandstone. The head has an elongated oval flat face with recessed lentoid eyes. The nose is long and narrow with flared nostrils. The raised full lips are lentoid and slightly downturned with a central horizontal groove in the centre. A curved groove separates the face from the head of the object where the hairline would be. The rear of the head slopes downwards before roundi…
Created on: Friday 8th April 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Little Bollington', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-1D05F5
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Flintshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A incomplete lead alloy decorative object of post-medieval to modern date. The object is U-shaped in plan with an undulating upper edge and has been bent out of shape, possibly due to recent damage from the plough. The outer face is decorated with two tall leaves which are separated by four vertical grooves. The decoration is moulded and surrounded by a grooved border. The rear of the object is undecorated. The fragment has a mid-brown to dark grey patina and is in fair condition. There is no evidence for attachment on the rear of the object. Lead decorations which were often gi…
Created on: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Last updated: Tuesday 8th November 2016
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Holywell', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LVPL-C46F36
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: UNKNOWN
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A carved stone head, often loosely referred to as a 'Celtic' head. 'Celtic' heads are found in some numbers in Britain, the great majority of which, including this one, are un-dateable. The head is carved from sandstone. The object has been identified from the attached photographs. The head has an elongated oval flat face with recessed lentoid eyes. The nose is long flattened, expanding in width towards the nostrils resulting in a sub-triangular form. The lips are worn. The rear of the head is flattened with less signs of weathering. There is no visible decoration on the rear of th…
Created on: Tuesday 21st February 2017
Last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Barrow', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: LIN-CFA375
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Roman limestone carving. The limestone block is roughly rectangular however the sides and back are rough and appear to be damaged. The front of the carving has a different patina to the sides and reverse, being a more weathered grey-brown as opposed to relatively fresh limestone yellow-grey of the breaks. The carving depicts an erect penis with testicles below and vagina above. Similar carvings are known from military and urban sites in Roman Britain and were often made to avert the evil eye. It is interesting to note that every phallic relief listed in Huskinson's 'Roman Sculpture…
Created on: Friday 26th September 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th August 2017
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Record ID: LIN-D29333
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: MEDIEVAL
County: Lincolnshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A limestone label stop or corbel in the form of a male head. The carving dates between the late 13th to mid 14th century. The head is that of a young-looking male, probably an adolescant. The head is life-like and in good condition. The face is oval, narrow and has large pointed-oval shaped eyes. The eye lids are clearly defined, as are the tear-ducts in the inner corners. The nose is slightly damaged at the tip. The mouth is clearly defined and carved to give it the appearance of a gentle smile. The centre of the mouth is also damaged. The hair is carved with great attention to d…
Created on: Tuesday 2nd March 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 6th June 2012
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Record ID: LEIC-968056
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Undated lead alloy foot, 49mm long and 12mm wide. The foot is standing on tip toe and has the toes marked out with incised lines. It is very naturalistic with a rounded ball and heel. The foot has been cut off at a diagonal angle just above the ankle. The style suggests its Roman or post medieval.
Created on: Friday 10th June 2005
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
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Record ID: LANCUM-F78697
Object type: SCULPTURE
Broad period: ROMAN
County: Cumbria
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Small stone sculpture of a female goddess nursing an infant (Dea Nutrix). It is complete except the head. The female is draped in dress and cloak and breast-feeding a small child. This suggests the representation of another form of Mother Goddess as a "nursing mother", i.e. Dea Nutrix. Statues like this one but made from clay were mass-produced in Gaul and exported to Britain - they all show the young goddess seated in a high-backed wicker chair nursing one or two infants. An unusually complex fourth-century infant grave excavated in Baldock, Herts., in 1988 produced a complete Dea Nut…
Created on: Friday 12th October 2007
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Maryport', grid reference and parish protected.


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