Skip to comments.Unique gold figurine of naked woman found in Denmark
Posted on 06/15/2013 10:14:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Fascinating stuff! Thanks, eh?
At the risk of being totally without imagination-I think that is a woman’s hair ornament, like maybe a primitive ponytail clip. The “teeth” on the back would hold it in place, and the grooves on the shoulders and legs are there to wrap a ribbon or piece of rawhide around to hold the clip in place in the hair.
If it is a hair ornament, not much has changed since the 6th century AD-I bought a cloisonné one in the shape of a lizard some years ago at a craft market in southern New Mexico-works just like that Danish one, except it has an elastic band that goes around the grooves to hold it in place in the hair...
They are all Guilty. Series. This is Hugh!
And as usual, the “quality” craftsmanship looks like something made by a deranged 12 year old.
These are small pieces, which follows from the era (gold supply was small in that area; these may have been made from a coin or two each), and appear to have been made via some kind of half-assed version of the lost wax process, then worked.
I say melt them down and try again for some craftsmanship. A kindergardener could show more talent than whoever made those....
But would you hit it?
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