I studied architecture in college and in the early 80’s when I graduated, there was a revival of Williamburg’s Colonial style. And I say Williamsburg because it was the source of practically all the details used at the time. One of those details is called a sheep’s head. I cannot find the term in any architectural dictionary but if you see the detail, you understand why it is called a sheep’s head. It is the shaped piece of wood at the end of the rake into which the fascia and cornice abut. The shape of the piece is similar to the profile of a sheep’s head (hence the name) and is a very cute detail. Much better than the boxed ending on a lot of houses these days. Visit this link to see a picture of one.
This sheep’s head is based on the real thing, not its namesake, but I will always think of the cute little architectural detail when I hear the term. The size of this thread art is 3.75″ x 4″.
A word to the wise… don’t ever tell the principal architect who signs your paycheck, you think your design is cute. It guarantees you a negative critique! Apparently architecture is not supposed to be cute.