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ANIMAL HEAD WITH HUMAN BODY IN POST-PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE




Fig. 10A1) Zooanthropomorphic sculpture in terracotta. Head of animal and human body, and also a sure irony, in how much covers his eyes.
Size: small.
Origin: Mohenjo-daro, Indian Region.
Third millennium.


Fig. 10A2) Zooanthropomorphic sculpture in terracotta. Head of artistic hybrid man-animal, and human body. By the scholars of Assyrian art it is defined " demon ".
Size: small.
Origin: Lagas (Tello).
Assyrian Art .



Fig. 10A3) Zooanthropomorphic lithic bas-relief. It represents a man with head of rapacious bird, and wings arranged (according to an use in Assyrian art) in two different positions, one down, and one up. It represents " a genius ".
Origin: Kalakh (Nimmud).
Dating: IX century B.C.


Fig. 10A4) Zooanthropomorphic lithic sculpture. Hittite group. It represents God Atarluhas on two lions. Between the two lions, the representation of a man with head of animal, or perhaps hybrid artistic with parts of several animals.
Origin: Karkemish, Turkey.


Fig. 10A8) Zooanthropomorphic sculpture. Divinity still in the cult. Religion much ancient.
It represents a man sitting with elephant head and four arms.
Collocation: Nepal.
16 - 17 Century d. C.


Fig. 10A9) Zooanthropomorphic sculpture. Divinity still in the cult. Very ancient religion.
It represents a man with animal head. The style is very realistic; also very effective the representation of the movement, a rarity in art of every time.
Collocation: Nepal.
16 - 17 Century a.D.



Fig. 10A10) Zooanthropomorphic sculpture. Divinity still in the cult. Religion very ancient.
It represents a man sitting with head of roaring lion, four arms, and a woman between his arms. The style is much realistic; expression of movement.
Collocation: Nepal.
12 - 13 Century a.D.


Fig. 10Abis10) Wolf head with human body.
Plastic toy,height cm 27.Italy, 1985
In toys and comics, there are many subjects with animal head and human body, between the most knewn, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck.



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