Iron Age wooden figure, Ballachulish, Scotland3D Model
The mysterious Ballachulish figure is a roughly life-sized figure of a girl or goddess, carved from a single piece of alder, with pebbles for eyes. It was found during building work in November 1880, under deep peat. It was lying face down on the gravel of an old raised beach, around 120 metres from the shore of Loch Leven. It might originally have stood beside a pool. The figure has been radiocarbon-dated to around 600 BC.
Date: c.600 BC
Found: November 1880, in Ballachulish, Nether Lochaber, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Materials: Alder, with quartzite pebbles for eyes
Dimensions: Height 1390mm, length 145mm, width 190mm
Museum reference: X.KL 54