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Unique gold figurine of naked woman found in Denmark
ScienceNordic ^ | Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | Rene Laursen, Bornholm Museum

Posted on 06/15/2013 10:14:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

A small figurine depicting a slim, naked woman was recently found in a Danish field. Strangely, this is the fifth in a series of tiny golden human figurines found recently in the area...

The small, heavily arched figurine is only 4.2 cm tall and weighs 3 grams, has many details and bears the mark of quality craftsmanship.

Stretched arms and sagging breasts

The woman has a long and slender body, which may have been made out of a thin bar of gold. The head is elongated with a protruding jaw and incised hair. The breasts are sagging and below both shoulders are notches, indicating that her arms have been tied around her body.

The arms are stretched and the thumbs are pressed against one another, while the other fingers are facing downwards. On the stomach is a more clearly incised belt decorated with a zig-zag pattern, and the private parts are clearly visible between the short and thin legs...

Remarkably, the back side has ten prominent ‘teeth’, something that has never been seen before.

Naked female figurines are a rarity in Nordic Iron Age art, where male figurines dominated...

The golden woman is the fifth in a series of small, golden human figurines from the Smørenge field on Bornholm. The first four are all believed to depict men, while there is no doubt about the gender of the last addition to the series.

The first figurine was found in the spring of 2009, together with a number of other finds, including several gold-foil figures, while the next three appeared in spring 2012.

Common to all the five figurines is that the heads are plastically formed, but otherwise there is a great deal of variation.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencenordic.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
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A parade of the five golden figurines that have been found so far in this exciting field on Bornholm. (Photo: Rene Laursen)

Unique gold figurine of naked woman found in Denmark

1 posted on 06/15/2013 10:14:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
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2 posted on 06/15/2013 10:14:28 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

aliens!

/kidding


3 posted on 06/15/2013 10:15:06 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
Looks like Gumby.


4 posted on 06/15/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The first one on the left looks like Gumby.


5 posted on 06/15/2013 10:17:49 AM PDT by csvset
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To: GeronL

Voo Doo dolls for mos mom! ;-)


6 posted on 06/15/2013 10:18:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hey that first one looks like Gumby. :)


7 posted on 06/15/2013 10:20:04 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: carriage_hill

"That doesn't look anything like me."

8 posted on 06/15/2013 10:20:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SunkenCiv

The work of “quality” craftsmanship?


9 posted on 06/15/2013 10:20:26 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: carriage_hill

Probably used for ceremonial purposes.

If you didn’t have TV or movies or such....you more or less invented your own evening entertainment. There were probably sixty different ceremonies throughout the year, for just about everything under the sun.


10 posted on 06/15/2013 10:20:54 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: carriage_hill

What’s not to like about Gumby?

;o]


11 posted on 06/15/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: SunkenCiv

"You know, if I were a single man, I might ask that gold figurine out.
That's a good-looking gold figurine."

12 posted on 06/15/2013 10:23:33 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The Comeback Id.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Normally I like ancient artifacts, but these are so ugly that I want to melt them down and make the gold into something beautiful!


13 posted on 06/15/2013 10:23:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv
The head is elongated with a protruding jaw and incised hair. The breasts are sagging and below both shoulders are notches.....


14 posted on 06/15/2013 10:26:43 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SunkenCiv

What makes anyone think that sex toys are a modern invention?


15 posted on 06/15/2013 10:27:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: pepsionice

Makes sense. TV was probably ‘scarce’ back then, anyway.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: dfwgator

Eddie, is that you?


17 posted on 06/15/2013 10:30:28 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Monkey Face

I liked Gumby. Clay-mation animation was in its infancy, back then, but he was entertaining.


18 posted on 06/15/2013 10:31:35 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Monkey Face

“What’s not to like about Gumby?”

The whole claymation thing freaked me out as a little kid. I was born in ‘46. I knew stuff didn’t move the way claymation made them move.


19 posted on 06/15/2013 10:36:23 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: capydick

One more descriptor: “The face is stretched tighter than Buddy Rich’s snaredrum”.


20 posted on 06/15/2013 10:37:05 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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