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|Description ||Hi guys, seen similar pieces before but cant find ref anywhere can someone shed any light on this please.
I'm sure is Neo in date looks clean due to being found in foundation rubble underneath a 16th centurn barn recently demolished not in soil.
Has clear wear in parts & was covered in moss & algae which was carefully cleaned off
Measures 30" x 30" x 10"thick any help appreciated.|
|Andy B |
| Hello, I'm not expert enough to date this other than to say I'm certain it's not Neolithic in date. They didn't make such clear representational art of this sort that early. |
| He's got Sem's eyes!!|
| very clear and detailed tooling marks make it seem quite new, not neo, if you ask me.|
| I've seen these down the garden centre hehe, (sorry, couldn't resist being silly..)|
| I agree, its a recent carving - but interesting all the same.|
| lol Jim, if im honest iv seen similar too at garden centres ....this tho was in the foundation rubble of a 16th centurn barn which was demolished in Feb of this year ...archaeological information was recorded at the time by Four archaeologists with regard to a roman well discovered right next to it, this was also photographed at the time in situe but as yet no true identification hence my help needed lol|
| shouldn't be too hard to get a reasonable date given all those tooling marks. |
| It's fantastic that it's lasted so long :)|
| Greetings. Just a thought, similar style carvings have been found in the Marquesas islands, Pacific. I imagine matching up the stone & tools would be key. The Spanish did visit the region in the 1600's, it is plausable some artifacts could have made their way north from Spanish ports. Though most likely a Pagan deity of the region it was found, it has a folk art feel to it.|
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