Four human faces have been carved into this block of stone, each with a moustache and wearing a hat. Originally it was a decorative capital to an architectural column.
It dates from the 12th century and was found in Exeter on the site of a former priory.
Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC or the British Museum. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site’s House Rules please Flag This Object.