Ivory female head, back. After conservation, June 2008. The head and neck are carved form one piece of ivory although the back has been cut flat. The ivory has cracked in places but the surface is in sound condition. The face is full, the cheeks and chin broad and rounded and the facial features are carefully engraved and modelled. The hair parts centrally and is then swept back over the ears in carefully incised strands. Over the hair a peculiar form of flat cap with a thick rim is worn . This would be unusual for the base of a helmet and also strange as a worked area for an added helmet made from another material. The subject appears female.
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