STATUETTE OF A WOMAN / SARDINIAN. Sardinian, 2nd half of 9th century BC. Statuette of a woman (?) with conical hat. Bronze, full cast, height 13.5cm. Found in: Vulci, Necropole of Cavalupo. Tomb of Nuraghic bronzes. Inv. No. 59917
Example of Nilo-Saharan rock art. Early Holocene (c. 9th mill. BCE). Images of buffalo, giraffe, elephant in earlier images- this later image includes round-head style and preoccupation with hunter-gatherer activities. Shows evidence of repopulation of Sahara after the Younger Dryas.
Hallstatt culture votive gift, 1oth-6th century BCE. Cult-chariot of Strettweg (7th BCE). A funerary gift for a prince whose ashes were buried in a hill tumulus. The chariot shows a sacrificial procession, with the stag as victim, sacrificed to the tall female goddess by the naked man with the axe. Bronze, height 33 cm