Two posts ago I lamented the fact that I could not illustrate the newly recovered cones because my iPhone camera had gone out of focus after being dropped. It has now been repaired: I took it into a Carphone Warehouse and, after a highly technical analysis and repair job (the essence of which was that the technician tapped the iPhone), the camera is now working again. So here are some photographs.
First, two archaeological ones with scale, for the record:
from above showing hollow interior
Now, slightly more arty to recall that these cones were arranged in a line across a field:
To see even this short line jogs the memory of something seen elsewhere, in my case twice. Indeed, that ‘something’ may well be the inspiration, conscious or not, of this field art, for it too consisted of very many coarsely-fired, near-identical terra cotta shapes. Indeed, I should have recognised my cones on Snape Warren as ‘art’ immediately. Would you have done so?
And to end with a photographic reminder of the agent which has brought about the rediscovery and recognition of this field art, the sheep. Today, they all had a field footbath, twice:
Well, that’s not so bad A just reward