Cernunnos comes to stay at the museum
To celebrate the new season at the museum, we commissioned the very talented willow artist, Woody Fox to create a new figure to grace the outside of the museum. Many of you may remember his stunning figure of Pan, who played his pipes outside for some years until the Cornish winters and the wind took their toll. Woody has created his interpretation of Cernunnos, the Celtic god of fertility, animals, wealth, and the underworld. In one hand he holds a the ram-horned serpent, symbol or sexuality and renewal and in the other a torc, a sign of his noble status. Woody said that his inspiration for the posture was the figure, thought to represent Cernunnos on the Gundestrup Cauldron.
We are delighted that his regal presence will be watching over our visitors for many years ahead.
The Gundestrup Cauldron
More of Woody’s work can be seen here –