Chancel arch soffit head from E

Image of the feature "IV. Interior Features: 5. Interior Decoration: c. Miscellaneous: Carved head under chancel arch" at Ibstone.

by Ron Baxter.

This is a human head set to be viewed from the chancel side; i.e. the crown of the head is set flush with the chancel side of the arch soffit.  It shows a male figure with a flat-topped head, heavy brows, rounded cheeks with high cheekbones, a long, triangular nose and a wide, straight, closed mouth.