Here as promised are a few pictures of my progress on carving the head for the peghead of the bass rebec made for Orchestra of the Moon by Portland Luthier, Christopher Davies. (My arrangement with Chris was that I would be the one to carve the head.)
The wood for the head is pear. My inspiration came from some Romanesque sculptures I’ve admired for years. This is my first attempt at carving a head for an instrument.
Here is the head on the instrument awaiting finish:
I will post pictures when i have a chance to put the finish on the head.