Stone 26a, West Kennet Avenue - (December 2018)         

   

Cf Image on page 90 of Professor Meadens "Secrets" book.

My photograph shows abundant evidence that this right profile head is a sculpture, and not just a simulacrum.   The eye panel covering much of the right hand part of the monolith has clearly been beaten flat, possibly with small round stone mauls, similar to those used to hammer out the Stonehenge sarsens.   In addition you can see in the central shadowed area of this photo the individual indents where the sculptor "pecked" the surface away, presumably using slivers of stone as chisels.



 

Image copyright David Baldwin Night Photography