Saxon Animal Head, St. Mary Deerhurst.

An enigmatic face, thought to be a wolf, with lines that vividly depict the senses. The eyes are watchful, the ears are listening, the nose is prostrate, and the mouth is open. After a few more minutes, there’s an overwhelming sense of movement—an allusion, perhaps, to the head thrusting forward, ears and eyes emerging from swirling mists or the murky depths of the sea or a river.

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