Is the #Ballachulish figure a #Fertilityfigure or #IronAge goddess of the straits? This carved sculpture of a female dates from around 600 BC, but its origins remain unknown.
November 1880, in Ballachulish, Nether Lochaber, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Alder, with quartzite pebbles for eyes
Height 1390mm, length 145mm, width 190mm
Early People, Level -1, National Museum of Scotland
Did you know?
If you find an archaeological object, according to Scots law you must report it to the Treasure Trove Unit. Finders may be eligible for a reward. If you find waterlogged wood or similar material, keep it wet!