Tyne and Wear HER(1321): Denton, Romano-Celtic stone head - Details
Denton, Romano-Celtic stone head
Religion or Ritual
Religious Structural Object
A sandstone head, found in Linnel Drive, Denton, was presented to the Museum of Antiquities. It is c. 190 mm max. height, x c.150 mm wide, x c.120 mm front to back, and parts of it are missing or damaged. The face has a thick lips, the hint of a moustache, and a flat nose. The eyes are incised ovals without pupils. The forehead protrudes, and the top of the head is flat except where the forehead rises above the left eye. Perhaps one of the horned stone heads of a native Celtic deity, of the Romano-British period, found especially in the region of Hadrian's Wall.
<< HER 1321 >> D.J. Smith, in R. Miket, & C. Burgess, 1984, A Romano-Celtic Head... in Between and Beyond the Walls, 221-223