Museum of the Origins of Man

ANIMALS IN POST-PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE




Fig. 7A1) Zoomorphic sculpture in amber (Drawing). It represents an incomplete mammal, where it is not possible to draw elements that join art and religion.
Size: very small.
Origin: North Europe
Material culture: Neolithic.


Fig. 7A2) Zoomorphic lithic sculpture. (Drawing). It represents a bovid. In the profile would have to be only seen a horn, but are seen two, and this reconnects the represented subject to the magdalenian Civilization. The technique of working of the stone, instead, is of mousterian tradition.
From this type of sculptures, and the represented singularly animals, it is not possible to draw elements that join art and religion.
Size: small.
Origin: Egypt.
Material culture: Neolithic.
Museum of Berlin.


Fig. F5) Domestic goose.Stuffed toy. Design probably was created by an artist, as it is beautiful. Stylistic deformation of this toy is constituted by lack of wings, and feet are not webbed.We can easily understand that it is a goose, and not a duck, from the shape of thebeak. Europe, 2006 (from Phylogenesis of Beauty, by Pietro Gaietto, 2008)


Fig. F6) Frog, plastic toy, cm 4.Stylistic deformation is great, with abolition of forelimbs, and augmentation of size of eyes.Italy, 2002.(from Phylogenesis of Beauty, by Pietro Gaietto, 2008)


Fig. F7) Triceratops, dinosaur of Cretaceous.Plastic toy, lenght cm 12. This little sculpture derives from a reconstruction through skeletral remains found by Palleontologists. No stylistic variations, therefore we can see it as imitation of reality, although fictional (from Phylogenesis of Beauty, by Pietro Gaietto, 2008)




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