Unknown Celtic, ‘A Celtic Double Head’, 4th-3rd cent. B.C., Cahn International

Two very similar but not identical faces dominated by large eyes delineated by deep furrows. The short noses are almost triangular. Fleshy lips with drawn-down corners complete the picture. One face wears a twirled moustache. The hair of both is combed forward into the forehead in coarse strands. Stylized facial features, reduced to the bare essentials, are a fundamental stylistic feature of Celtic stone sculpture and are crucial to its uniquely expressive character. Surface abraded.

Formerly priv. coll. T. J., The Netherlands, in possession of the family since the 1960s.

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