Slate panel / Panel Lechen
A Welsh folk art slate panel which was possibly from a chimney piece or mantle and is carved with concentric circles.
North Wales 19th century 32″ w x 6″ h x ¾” d 81.3cm w x 15.3cm h x 2cm d
Similar pieces of carved slate from North Wales were exhibited in the British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain in 2014 and are illustrated in the accompanying book. See also The Carved Slates of Dyffryn Ogwen by Gwenno Caffell, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 1983