MUSEUM OF THE ORIGINS OF MAN

Genova (Italy)
Pietro Gaietto, founder and curator




TABLE OF CONTENTS




- Museum news, updates, and related material.

- Homage to Jacques Boucher de Perthes

- Introduction

- Skulls and prehistoric humans: interpreting anthropomorphic sculpture in the lower and middle Paleolithic (from Fig. 3,1).




PALEOLITHIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART



- The human head in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 4,1).

- The human head in monolithic paleolithic sculpture (menhirs) (from Fig. 12,1).

- Human head in rock paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 13,1).

- The head of animals in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 7,1).

- The head of animals in monolithic paleolithic sculpture (menhirs) (from Fig. 7,9).

- The human two-faced head in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 2).

- The two-faced human head in monolithic paleolithic sculpture (menhirs)(from Fig. 5,29).

- Human heads joined through the nape to animal heads in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 9,1).

- Human heads with animal heads in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 6,1).

- Animal heads with human body in palelolithic sculpture (from Fig. 10,1).

- Animal heads with human body in monolithic paleolithic sculpture (menhirs) (from Fig. 18,1).

- Zoomorphic two-faced heads in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 11,1).

- Naked female figures (called Venuses) in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 8,1).

- Naked female figures (called Venuses) with two-faced heads in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 8,7)

- Naked female figures (called Venuses) joined through nape and feet to an hybrid man-animal in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 6,5)

- Human phalluses in paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 22,1).

- Origin of paleolithic funerary architecture (Fig. 25,1).

- Paleolithic places of cult in caves with sculptures (from Fig. 30,1).

- The origin of the temple with a stone altar and a two-faced god in the Paleolithic (Fig. 34,1).




POST-PALEOLITHIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART



- Human head and human head with body in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 4A1).

- Colossal sculpture of the human shape in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig. 12A1).

- Animals in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig.7A1).

- Two-faced human head in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 5A1).

- Animal two-faced head in the post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 11A1).

- Human heads joined through the nape to animal heads in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 9A1).

- Human heads with animal heads in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 6A1).

- Women in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 8A1).

- Two-headed women in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 8A26).

- Animal head with human body in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig.10A1).

- Colossal sculpture of animal head with human body in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. 18A1).

- Human head with various animals bodies in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig.10A5)

- Human phalluses of great dimensions in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. 22A1).

- Sculpture in abstract and geometric post-paleolithic obeliscs (from Fig. 20A1).

- Horizontal zoomorphic colossal post-paleolithic sculptures (from Fig. 24A1)

- Humanized animal in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. F8).

- Ritual geometric shapes in post-paleolithic sculpture (Fig. F10).

- Anthropomorphic and zoomorphic sculpture applied to post-paleolithic domestic-use equipments (Fig. F11) .

- Zoomorphic and anthropomorphic food in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. F13).

- Plants in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. F16)

- Decorative trim representing plants in post-paleolithic sculpture (Fig. F19)

- Imitation of objects in post-paleolithic sculpture (from Fig. F20)

- Sculpture in post-paleolithic temples (from Fig. 35,1).

- Post-paleolithic processions with sculpture (from Fig. 26A1).

- Post-paleolithic sculptures in level land and cult locations (from Fig. 29A1).

- From scabbled stone to post-paleolithic funerary architecture (from Fig. 25A1).




PALEOLITHIC TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART



- Short outline of two-dimensional paleolithic art (From Fig. F25)

- Geometric engravings on bone in the lower Paleolithic (from Fig. F24).

- Geometric engravings on bone in the middle Paleolithic (Fig. F26).

- Geometric engravings on bone in the upper Paleolithic (Fig. F27).

- Geometric paintings on bone in the upper Paleolithic (Fig.F28).

- Zoomorphic engravings on bone and ivory in the upper Paleolithic (from Fig. F29).

- Zoomorphic engravings on pebbles in the upper palaeolithic (from Fig. F31).

- Zoomorphic cave engravings in the upper Paleolithic (Fig. 31,6).

- Upper Paleolithic zoomorphic cave paintings (from Fig. 31,2).

- Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings of fantastic animals (Fig. F36).

- Upper Paleolithic cave paintings of men and animals (Fig. F37).

- Bone engravings of plant images in the upper Paleolithic (from Fig. F38).

- Geometric engravings representing human females in the upper Paleolithic (Fig. F40).

- Places of cult in caves with paintings in the upper Paleolithic (Fig. 31,1).

- Two-dimensional depiction of movement in the upper paleolithic art (Fig. F41).




POST-PALEOLITHIC TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART



- Short outline of the two-dimensional post-paleolithic art (from Fig. F41).

- The movement in the two-dimensional post-paleolithic art (from Fig. 32A3)

- Post-paleolithic anthropomorphic engravings in cave (Fig. F47)

- Post-paleolithic under-rock places of cult with paintings (from Fig. 32A1)

- Post-paleolithic anthropomorphic and zoomorphic paintings on rock walls (from Fig. F48).

- Rock places of cult with graffiti in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. 33A1)

- Zoomorphic engravings on rock wall in the post-Paleolithic ( from Fig. 33A4)

- Zoomorphic and anthropomorphic engravings on rock wall in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig. 33A2).

- Engravings and paintings with zoomorphic representation of the viscera on the rock wall and tree bark in the post-paleolithic (from Fig. F49).

- Zoomorphic and anthropomorphic paintings on plaster walls in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig. F51).

- Zoomorphic and geometric paintings on ceramic jars in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. F53).

- The design t'ao t'ieh in the post-paleolithic containers of Bronze (Fig.F54)

- Origin and evolution of the writing

- Engraving, painting, sculpture from the pre-writing to the writing in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig.33A5)

- Weaving of geometric figures on cloth for clothing in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. F58)

- Zoomorphic, anthropomorphic and geometric tattoos for human body beauty in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig. F59)

- The mosaic with human figures in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. F61)

- Floral paintings on tiles in the post-paleolithic (Fig. F62)

- Geometric mosaics and tiles in the post-Paleolithic (from Fig. F63)

- Geometric painting in the post-Paleolithic (Fig. F65)

- Drawing of humanized animals preceding comics (from Fig. F66)

- Bibliography




Genova, 2009, March 19 (last updating)

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