A £1million sculpture, which only cost the council £20,000, is now South Ayrshire’s top treasure.

The bronze Henry Moore Draped Reclining Figure is the council’s most expensive item in its entire collection.

The local authority-owned treasure trove of 13,000 items is worth just over £3.07 million.

Artwork by Samuel John Peplo e a nd A l ex a nde r Nasmyth are among the most valuable items on the list.

Now the council’s top 10 expensive artefacts can be revealed, eight of the precious keepsakes are currently in storage. They are: 1 Henry Moore’s ‘Draped Reclining Figure’ 1979 sculputure , which is on permanent display at Rozelle House.

2 Samuel John Peploe’s oil painting ‘Pink Roses’ on canvas. It is currently in storage before its return to County Buildings. It was displayed in Maclaurin Galleries in September 2018.

3 Alexander Nasmyth’s ‘Bay of Naples’ oil on canvas is currently in storage.

4 Painting ‘Old Mare Maggie’ by John Faed is in storage.

5 Oil on canvas artwork from J D Ferguson titled ‘Castelleros, Thorenc’ was last displayed in the Maclaurin Galleries in September 2018. It is now in storage before going to County Buildings for display.

6 Oil painting ‘Nursemaid Kelvingrove Park’ by George Henry was displayed in the McKechnie Institute for Burgh’s 350 anniversary exhibition in December 2018.

It is currently in storage before its goes to Ayr Town Hall.

7 Museum object ‘The Silver Duke’ is displayed in County Buildings.

8 Artwork ‘ The Canopy’ by Hunter, G. Leslie is in storage.

9 Ar twork ‘Staircase, Garden at Eragny’ by Lucien Pissarro is in storage.

10 George Henry’s ‘The Geisha Girl’ oil on canvas.