"Venus"

MACOMER

Antropozoomorfic figure with well highlighted female physical attributes, characterized by an animal head, perhaps Prolagus sardus. It is one of the rare Italian theriomorphic images, attributed on a stylistic basis to the Paleolithic.
Basalt or andesite
(lenght 13,4 cm).

Subject

Naturalistico umano

Category

Mobiliare

Raw material

Stone

Technique

Sculpture

Layer

-

Chronology

-

Item code

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Relative chronology
Upper Generic Paleolithic

Many artistic products, originating either from poorly documented contexts or with attributes which cannot, with certainty, be ascribed to a particular cultural context, have been placed under this chrono-cultural definition.

Gallery
Bibliography
LILLIU G., 1999, Arte e religione della Sardegna prenuragica, Sassari.
MARTINI F., 2016, L'arte paleolitica e mesolitica in Italia, Millenni. Studi di archeologia preistorica, 12, Firenze.
MUSSI M., 2009, The Venus of Macomer, a little-known prehistoric figurine from Sardinia, in BAHN P. , Ed., An enquiring Mind. Essays in Honor of Alexander Marshack, American School of Prehistoric Researche, Harvard University, pp. 193-210.
MUSSI M., 2003, La "Venere di Macomer" e l'iconografia paleolitica, in ATZORI M., a cura di, Studi in onore di Ercole Contu, Sassari, pp. 29-44.
MUSSI M., 2012d, La Venere di Macomer nel quadro del Pleistocene superiore finale europeo, Atti XLIV Riun. Sc. IIPP 2009, pp. 383-390.
MUSSI M., MELIS R. T., , 2002, Santa Maria Is Acquas e le probllematiche del Paleolitico superiore in Sardegna, Origini, XXIV, pp. 67-94.
PESCE G., 1949, La "Venere" di Macomer, RSP, IV, pp. 123-137.

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