An English Carved Limestone Head of a Ram

An English Carved Limestone Head of a Ram

1700 to 1800 England

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An English Carved Limestone Head of a Ram
Circa 1700

Size : 30.5 cm high, 27 cm wide – 12½ ins high, 10½ ins wide

Sheep were once an important part of the economy in rural Britain. Medieval market towns, villages, cathedrals and parish churches were built as a direct result of the trade in wool. The pastoral landscape so admired by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century was in part the product of centuries of grazing by flocks of sheep.
Over 50 breeds of sheep evolved in Britain, but only a small proportion of these are still in full commercial use. With the invention of modern synthetic fibres, wool declined in its importance as a valuable commodity and most flocks of sheep are now bred to produce fat lambs for the meat market.
Dimensions
Height 30.50 cm (12.01 inches)
Width 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Medium
Limestone
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