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POST-PALEOLITHIC PROCESSIONS WITH SCULPTURE





Fig. 26A1) Post-paleolithic rock sculpture (hittite art). It represents a procession of men, and has been interpreted like " procession of male divinities".
It is perhaps the most ancient artistic document about the processions.
Size: ?
Positioning: Yazilikaya Macqueen, Anatolia, Turkey.
Dating: Age of Hittites.




Fig. 26A2) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture (drawing).
The divinity is transported on a carriage pulled from men.On the background, other persons in procession.
Indian region.
(from "Round-the-world trip", Venice, 1841)



Fig. 26A3) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture (drawing).
The sculpture of the divinity, an authentic colossus, is transported in procession on a boat.
Indian region.
(from "Round-the-world trip", Venice, 1841)



Fig. 26A4) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion. Madonna is transported in procession on the sea with a boat.
Dating: second half of the '900s.
Chiello, Italy.



Fig. 26A5) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion. It is a procession of mountain. The photography is no neat, but probably a Saint and Madonna are transported.
Photography of the first half of the '900s.
Locality: Gallo, Matese Plateau, Italy.



Fig. 26A6) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion. Christ in cross transported in procession.
Locality: Liguria, Italy.



Fig. 26A7) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion.
Dating photo approximately 1950. The rest of the "cristezzanti", at Genoa, Italy.


Fig. 26A8) Post-paleolithic procession with sculptures.
Catholic religion. Particular of the sculpture of Saint Domenico with snakes in procession.
It is a tradition of pagan origin. Once to the year at Cucullo, mountain country, Saint is transported in procession with snakes bended around the neck and the arms, because the temperature is cold and snakes are rigid. But when the sun and the warmth reach them, the snakes go away.
Locality: Cucullo, Aquila, Italy.



Fig. 26A9) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture .
Catholic Religion. The Madonna transported in procession.
Locality: Poggio Murteto, Casparia, Rimini, Italy.
Fig. 26A10) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion. Procession of the Holy Week. Madonna, Jesus, Saint Giovanni.
Locality: Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Italy.



Fig. 26A11) Post-paleolithic procession with sculpture.
Catholic religion. procession of the Holy Week.
Locality: Popayan, Columbia.
(Photo: 1999 Andreas Felipe Cosme Hurtado http://www.vcauca.edu.co/~gacosma/sssanta.htm)





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