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Face from a wooden carving of a female figure
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Face from a wooden carving of a female figure

This wooden carving of a female figure, probably a goddess, was found buried in a peat bog at Ballachulish in Inverness-shire. The figure was carved between 730 and 520 BC. This detail shows the head of the figure.

Quartzite pebbles were inset into the wood to represent the eyes of the figure.

The figure was buried near the short but dangerous crossing of Loch Leven at Ballachulish, a place which has been a focus for people since ancient times. The figure's deliberate burial may have been an important final act of ritual.

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This wooden carving of a female figure, probably a goddess, was found buried in a peat bog at Ballachulish in Inverness-shire. The figure was carved between 730 and 520 BC. This detail shows the head of the figure.
This wooden carving of a female figure, probably a goddess, was found buried in a peat bog at Ballachulish in Inverness-shire.
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Inverness-shire, Nether Lochaber, Ballachulish
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