Corn Dolly - Topsham Cross

Contributed by Gillian Nott

Corn Dolly - Topsham Cross

This is a Harvest Cross specific to Devon, made at Harvest time for display in the church. It is an example of Christianity appropriating the previously pagan practice of making a corn dolly to house the spirit of the corn to keep her safe during the winter. Made by Gillian Nott of Quintrell Downs specially for the Museum of Barnstaple to accompany their 2008 exhibition 'Harvest Jugs'

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Location

Newquay, Cornwall

Culture
Period

2008

Theme
Size
H:
95cm
W:
60cm
D:
2cm
Colour
Material

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