14 April 2009

WW - Head

From the British Museum. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

29 comments:

Carver said...

Now that is some beard Jams. Great shot.

Mojo said...

Ahh... yeah. Perfect title! And that's all I'm gonna say about that.

prettyfirefly said...

interesting! i thought it was something else!

Maddy said...

It's donkey's years since I last visited, obviously I need to go again.
Cheers

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone.

Maddy, it's a pleasure to spend the odd couple of hours and enjoy a part of the museum.

Joy said...

Thanks for stopping by my site today. Something about this guy seems so regal...in a solid rock sort of way.

:-)

CherryPie said...

I remember that one from my visit :-)

liza said...

Great capture! Happy WW.

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Maria said...

Oh, look at his beard! Amazing.

Pie said...

Nice beard! Happy WW!

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Nevin said...

I like the details on the beard.... :)

Anonymous said...

Ticklish!! *kidding*
Have a good day Jams!

Lori said...

Cool...he looks very serious. Great shot. Happy WW:)

Indrani said...

What an artistic beard! :)

Ardent said...

When I was in London 20 years ago I went to the usual Tourist spots. I WISH I had gone to the museum. I would of loved to have seen this sculpture. Amazing!

Black Cat said...

I think I should know who this is, but I don't think I do... Xerxes maybe? Put me out of my misery, just say "Yes" or "No" on mine bloggie please. I'm not touting, honest, just seen you lots on Daisy the Curly Cat, whom I love! :)

Dora said...

Nice shot. Wonder who is he?

Gabriel said...

Looks Asyrian to me... I would to say Xerxes, like Black Cat... but what do I know! :-)

catsynth said...

Nice. I'm thinking this is one of the Hittite statues, or perhaps Persian (as Black Cat suggests)? I do remember seeing similar items in the British Museum a while ago. The Metropolitan in New York has a pretty decent collection as well, but nothing seems to be as extensive as the British Museum.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Curious the way the curly beard has ridges as though is knotted or plaited. Very Cool statue. Happy WW

The Right Blue said...

Hmm, some ancient Egyptians had somewhat similar beards, but that face does not look Egyptian. Looks like he's a skinny little bugger, whoever he is!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice shot. I have to visit that Museum some day.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone, I think the head is Assyrian rather than Persian. I will have to check

James Higham said...

Off with it.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I'm with Mojo! But I do like the curly-cues in the beard.

Unknown said...

Happy WW! It is remarkable to see how creative people can create statues such as this one...

I invite your blog readers to see a great photo of A Man and His Dog...

peace, Villager

Beth F said...

Good one. Those eyes!

lareine said...

love the details! he seems to be looking with an approving smile on the visitors... i would love to visit the british museum one day...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Cool shot.