Carved limestone head

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Carved limestone head

This small carved face was found in an excavation at Lihou Priory, a Benedictine priory established on the tiny island of Lihou, off the west coast of Guernsey. The priory was probably built in the mid-twelfth century AD and the face may have formed part of the interior decoration of the building. It is carved in Caen limestone, imported from Normandy.

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