Art Analysis: The Stonehenge

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The Stonehenge The Stonehenge placement was in Salisbury Plain, not far from the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire. The work of art was made up of various things including earth, timber, and stone structures. This work of art was remodeled and revised over more than 1400 years. In order to build the master piece, it had to be done in phases. Phase I is where the beginning of the construction started. They made a large circle that was surrounded by ditch then following a bank going inwards to the 56 Aubrey holes that would hold wooden posts, Phase II, the Aubrey holes eventually didn’t hold post but they became filled, some with cremation deposits. Phase III, consisted of adding the stone structure which were called the Bluestones that were placed in Q and R holes, the Sarsen Circle was made with trilithons…show more content…
The Sarsen Circle at one time had 30 upright sandstones but now only 17 left. They are approximately 13 feet tall and 6.5 feet wide at the bottom and 3 feet towards the top which is thicker and taper. Also adding sarsen lintels to the top that have been shaped to fit the curve of the circle. Their length ranged in about 10 feet and 6 inches. Eventually in sub-phase 3iv, the Bluestone Oval and the Bluestone circle was added that was consisted of igneous rocks including dolerites, rhyolites, and volcanic ash. Finally, in the last sub-phase 3vi, the Slaughter Stone, Avenue, Heel Stone, and Altar Stone were added. The Slaughter Stone is on the northeast side that is the entrance. The Avenue extends north to east from the break in the bank-and-ditch. Along side of this was the Heel Stone which is abut 20 feet tall, including the 4 feet underground. Now the stone leans vertical but it use to stand upright. The Altar stone is about 16 feet long, 3 feet and 6 inches wide, and 1 foot and 9 inches thick. Its placement is embedded in the ground in front of the central and largest trilithon pair. The stone is supposedly suppose to be a Cosheston Bed Sandstone from
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