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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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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: SunkenCiv

Looks like functional adornment to me. A barrette, or part of a clasp to secure clothing. The notches across the arms of the figurine would serve to keep cordage in place.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 10:40:31 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: SunkenCiv
Stretched arms and sagging breasts

I'd steal it.

22 posted on 06/15/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting; Compare these to the work of the modern ceramic artist Isamu Moguchi

http://mondo-blogo.blogspot.com/2011/03/isamu-noguchi-ceramics.html

“Yoshiko-san”

or “Big Boy and Small Child”

Same sort of rough unfinished feel. The Goldsmith was probably working with a limited number of tools; A chisel and file.


23 posted on 06/15/2013 10:49:43 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: SunkenCiv

Perhaps the reason for the “Teeth” on the back of the Female figure is that it was used as a Barrette, something to hold hair. It would also explain the notch in the upper arm/shoulder area.

A wire or cord or spring was looped around the shoulder notch, hair was gathered under the toothed back, the cord was passed around the hair and fastened to the legs somehow. It would also explain the arch, which would allow it to confirm to the curvature of the wearer’s head.


26 posted on 06/15/2013 11:01:56 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: SunkenCiv

Really bad ancient sculptor/artist or an early Picasso type weirdo.


28 posted on 06/15/2013 11:04:36 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I used to have a bottle opener that looked like that.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 11:16:27 AM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Sexy!


38 posted on 06/15/2013 12:00:16 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like SNL’s ‘Cougar Barbie”.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 12:40:23 PM PDT by caddie
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To: SunkenCiv

Fascinating stuff! Thanks, eh?


41 posted on 06/15/2013 12:49:17 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: SunkenCiv

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...


42 posted on 06/15/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SunkenCiv

They are all Guilty. Series. This is Hugh!


43 posted on 06/15/2013 1:26:05 PM PDT by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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