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Chthonic Head on Lowestoft Beach

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This mysterious bronze sculpture is part of Lowestoft's First Light Festival and has been on the beach for a few weeks. It's not there permanently and will be moved somewhere else before long. We made a special pilgrimage to Lowestoft to see it. About 1.3 m tall, at high tide it's underwater and during the time it's been where it is it has acquired an attractive green patina.

Chthonic means living in or beneath the Earth's surface, or inhabiting the underworld, coming from the Greek χθονός, "of the Earth".

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