Large Right-Facing Head, Stone 26a, West Kennet Avenue - (December 2018)             

   

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My photograph shows abundant evidence that the east face of Stone 26a contains sculptures.


 

 

 

!.   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.   

 
 

2.   You can clearly see that the central area of the stone has been labouriously "pecked" away by the sculptor -  presumably using slivers of stone as chisels.

 

 

The left hand of the stone represents a different kind of head, a cruder, sharper profile of a face looking to the left and slightly upwards, leading me to classify this as an equator-seeker, one of the many such sculptures that litter this portion of the West Kennet Avenue, all appearing to gaze up roughly in the direction of the southernmost celestial equator.

 

 

Image copyright David Baldwin Night Photography