Cast; human head made of plaster. Head is about life size and has a large circular hole in the top. Face is smooth and upper part of head is recessed. Nose convex in profile; lips are parted and pierced through centre. No grooves indicated on neck. Four holes through neck at front, back and sides. Single line of small holes around hairline. Two lines of holes running above and below chin from ear to ear. Further double line of holes around upper lip. Head is crushed on the left proper cheek and neck. Crack on right proper jaw through to neck. Head is painted green to correspond to patination of metal on original. White painted number 16 inside.
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