Stone heads, rebel hearts under the hammer

From prehistory to the H-Blocks Ireland’s past is up for auction, writes Ros Drinkwater

17th April, 2010

An iron age stone head of beguiling simplicity kicks of f Whyte’s history, literature and collectibles sale this week. Such carvings are believed to be representations of deities, artefacts from pagan Celtic Ireland.

This example, dated by Dr Brian Lacy to 200BC-200AD, has an estimate of €5,000 to €7,000.

Fate contrives to bring objects to auction by many and varied means, and one side effect of the recession is the number of...

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