Stone heads

Stone head 4: caryatid

Terracotta head

A terracotta plant holder in Wales, via England and, ultimately, Italy.

Strictly speaking this is not a stone but a ‘burnt earth’ head.
Based on the top portion of a caryatid figure, a column in the shape of a draped female which supports an entablature on a classical temple.

She looks quite smug, as though she’s chuffed she’s managed to survive ten or more years of British winter frosts.


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