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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Life In The Middle Ages

Clay figurine, Terally

Period:
Medieval
Description:

This crude baked clay figurine is impossible to date.  Was it produced by a potter in an idle moment or was it meant to be a child's toy?  Or was it, as the look on the face suggests, something more sinister?  A belief in witches continued in the Wigtownshire Rhins until well into the nineteenth century and this figure may have been used as a charm.

Place of Discovery:
Terally, Kirkmaiden
Materials/Media:
Clay
Dimensions:
Length: 50mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1991.31
Digital Number:
SMAH 092
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council