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HUMAN HEAD WITH VARIOUS ANIMAL BODIES IN POST-PALEOLITHIC SCULPTURE



Fig. 10A5) Zooanthropomorphic lithic sculpture. It represents a naked woman with wings and legs as a lion, defined by the archeologists " the winged naked Goddess ". She has a beautiful hat, but it is not possible to connect it (in the cult) to the venus and the goddesses mothers.
Assyrian Art .
Dating: beginning II millennium B.C.
Collection Norman Colville.


Fig. 10A6) Zooanthropomorphic lithic sculpture. It represents a human head with the body shaped with several parts of animals . New religions appear, that " create " new sacred images, and this " sphynx " is the contrary of the representations of heads of animals with human body.
Etruscan art.
Origin: Chiusi, Italy.



Fig. 10A7) Zooanthropomorphic lithic bas-relief. It represents an artistic hybrid winged man-lion, that is an hybrid lion-bird.
Hittite art.
Origin: Karkemish.
II millennium B.C.



Fig. 18A2) Sculpture of post-paleolithic artistic hybrid. The drawing of the sculpture represents an artistic hybrid of several animals; it has four legs, but the elevation of the body, mouth and eyes are human.
The colossus is placed outside the income of a sacred place with several temples. We do not know if the sculpture is in stone or metal.
Size: obvious in comparison with the along-side people.
Placement: Indian region.
(from "Round-the-world trip", Venice, 1841).

Fig. 18A3) Sculpture of post-paleolithic artistic hybrid.
The drawing of the sculpture represents an artistic hybrid man-animal. It has human face, body of mammal, wings of bird.
The colossus is placed at the income of a temple; in the opposite part are drawn three zooanthropomorphic divinities.
Size: obvious in comparison with the two peoples drawn along-side.
Placement: Indian region.
(from "Round-the-world trip", Venice, 1841).


Fig. 18Abis3) Depiction of a young woman with butterfly wings.
Image of fairy godmother.
Fairy godmothers in fables are generally good but they rarely have wings.The fairy godmother with butterfly wings is probably an invention of the late 19th century. We find it again in fairy tales, comics, and cartoons throughout the 20th century. Here, the lady with wings is a plastic toy 23 cm tall.
The meaning changes, but wings are similar to the wings of angels of every civilization of the past.



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