Museum of the Origins of Man
TWO-FACED ANIMAL HEAD IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE
Fig. 11A1) Zoomorphic two-faced wooden sculpture. It represents two heads of animal joined through the nape. Independently from the style, these animals are invented, as there are a mouth of crocodile and horns of bovine. It is a mask for cult rituals.
Origin: Central Africa.
Fig. 11A2) Zoomorhic two-faced lithic sculpture. Capital with double Taurus. Religious subject.
Collocation: Palace of Darius, Persepoli.
Achemenid Period, Persia
Dating: 500 B.C. approximately.
Fig. 11A3) Zoomorphic two-faced sculpture in bronze. It is a vessel that represents the double ram, religious subject. On the neck of the vessel the mask of the "T'aot'jek" that however has lost in great part its demonic vitality in order to become a decorative cue.
Chinese art, Chou Age.
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