Head in Beer stone

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Head in Beer stone

This stone fragment was found during excavation in Preston Street in 1977-8. It is made from Beer stone and shows a musician's head, playing a wind instrument which would have fitted into their mouth. The musician's cheeks are puffed out. It dates from the 14th century and presumably was part of an ensemble in a church.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum, Exeter Archaeology.

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