Head of a Man Wearing a Cap or Helmet


Not on view

The facial features are like those on numerous Celtic heads found in Yorkshire. Many, however, are actually products of later periods, continuing the simplicity of forms characteristic of Celtic sculpture. Stone heads like this one may have functioned as surrogates for actual human heads, thus retaining a certain aura of power. The military appearance of the headgear could indicate the man's status and significance.

Head of a Man Wearing a Cap or Helmet, Fossiliferous limestone, Celtic

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