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Nerthus Foerlev Nymølle, Denmark Wooden figure over 9' tall found lying under a bed of flax  atop a heap of stones, together with bones from an ox, goat, sheep, dog, horse and hare, and a damaged human scapula. Her gender is emphasised by carved rounding of the hips and an incision where the fork begans.

Nerthus Foerlev Nymølle, Denmark Wooden figure over 9' tall found lying under a bed of flax atop a heap of stones, together with bones from an ox, goat, sheep, dog, horse and hare, and a damaged human scapula. Her gender is emphasised by carved rounding of the hips and an incision where the fork begans.

God Pole - Kulturhistorisk museum, University of Oslo, Norway - uncropped photo taken by mararie on Flickr

God Pole - Kulturhistorisk museum, University of Oslo, Norway - uncropped photo taken by mararie on Flickr

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record. Click through for the article in its entirety.

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record. Click through for the article in its entirety.

Little home idol from Novgorod, Russia

Little home idol from Novgorod, Russia

'Red Man' of Kilbeg. An anthropomorphic wooden figure found in Ballykean Bog in 2003. The figure is 2.31m long, (16cm max. diameter),It is marked with a waist, navel, possibly ribs and a neck. A bulbous head was originally attached to this, but has been broken off. The wood has been identified as alder. A sample from the figure has been radio-carbondated to 1740–1531 cal. BC. http://www.le.ac.uk/has/ps/past/past52/past52.html#kilbeg

'Red Man' of Kilbeg. An anthropomorphic wooden figure found in Ballykean Bog in 2003. The figure is 2.31m long, (16cm max. diameter),It is marked with a waist, navel, possibly ribs and a neck. A bulbous head was originally attached to this, but has been broken off. The wood has been identified as alder. A sample from the figure has been radio-carbondated to 1740–1531 cal. BC. http://www.le.ac.uk/has/ps/past/past52/past52.html#kilbeg

Anthropomorphic God stake of Altfriesack, Brandenburg, Germany. Oakwood, height 158 cm. Slavic, 5th century A.D. Neues Museum Berlin, Germany.

Anthropomorphic God stake of Altfriesack, Brandenburg, Germany. Oakwood, height 158 cm. Slavic, 5th century A.D. Neues Museum Berlin, Germany.

This gilt bronze plaque is one of the earliest surviving representations of the Crucifixion in Ireland

This gilt bronze plaque is one of the earliest surviving representations of the Crucifixion in Ireland

Wooden carving - probably Odin - Kulturhistorisk museum, University of Oslo, Norway - uncropped photo taken by mararie on Flickr

Wooden carving - probably Odin - Kulturhistorisk museum, University of Oslo, Norway - uncropped photo taken by mararie on Flickr