Stone Head

The Celts believed that the head was the seat of the soul as well as of the intellect and the heads of fallen enemies were taken as trophies. This example of a stone head is believed to date to the Iron Age c. 500 BC to 500 AD. It portrays the features of a human face with drilled holes for eyes and mouth and with rough ears. It is typical of Iron Age Celtic heads carved around the first centuries BC and AD.