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THE HEAD OF ANIMALS IN MONOLITHIC PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE (MENHIRS)




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Fig. 7.9) Animal zoomorphic head sculpture(Menhir).It represents a mammal head, probably elephant or mammoth. A less vague attribution, will be done if other similar findings will be found.
Size: lenght mt. 3 approximately.
Place: Carnac, Britain, France.
Material culture: Mousterian or upper Paleolithic
(Photo by Licia Filingeri, 1976)
In this photo there is affinity with a more ancient sculpture (Fig. 7,2). This sculpture could be the same (see above, Fig.16.1), photographed in frontal view by E.Nay-Scheibler.



Fig. 16,1) Monolithic sculpture of animal head (menhir).
In this photo in frontal view, E. Nay-Scheibler attributes to the sculpture the representation of a "horse head".
Size: lenght mt. 3 approximately.
Placement: between the menhir alignments at Kermario, Carnac, Morbihan, Britain, France.
Material culture: Mousterian or upper Paleolithic.
Photo: E. Nay-Scheibler, 1981.




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