3715 – ‘The Clodgy Moor Goddess’, possibly a neolithic sculpture of the Earth Goddess
- Museum classification:
- 4.2 x 3.5 cm
On loan from Col. E. T. Bolitho and presented by the finder, Graham E. Hill.
This brightly coloured stone was found on the surface of a field on Clodgy Moor in a Neolithic and Mesolithic flint scatter. Initially interpreted as a 'pigment palette', Graham E. Hill has subsequently interpreted the object as a 'Neolithic idol of the most developed and detailed form'. A study of the possible goddess find was published in Graham E. Hill, 'Clodgy Moor boat & Goddess engraved finds', Meyn Mamvro, No.85, Autumn 2014.
- Copyright ownership:
- Respective owner/finder, MWM