Hollow cast portrait head with empty eye sockets.

Considered to be a fragment of a statue of the Emperor Claudius. It has been suggested that the head was broken from the statue during the rebellion of Boudicca in AD 61.

Provenance

Discovered by a small boy in the River Alde, at Rendham, Suffolk, 1907; E.R.Holland; (by descent) Miss M.A.Hollond.