Small grotesque statuette accidentally discovered in the earthfloor of Glossop Conservative Club by the cleaner, Mrs Healey. Apparently a ring of candle holders and chicken bones were also found. The figure has a hole in the top of its head, ram's horns and large centered eyes. It has a wax-like appearance but analysis revealed no organic material. Dr A. Ross was of the opinion it may be pre-Celtic and there are local legends connecting it with witchcraft. (1)
Originally found with 'green paint' covering it, which was largely cleaned off subsequently. (2)
Some confusion: on the back of a photograph of the statuette, the text indicates origin in Hollingworth but in Derbyshire. (3)
Bibliographic reference: Petch, M. 1989. A List of Celtic Heads and Associated Sculpture in Derbyshire.
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SK 035 941 (point) (Centre)
HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
GLOSSOP, HIGH PEAK, DERBYSHIRE
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