Neolithic animal figures

Two rare small neolithic figures. One is a Bull or Goat figure, with pronounced testikles, probably a fertility symbol. The other one is likely an Anteter, or a (female) elephant. Both simply handsculpted. There is not much referance material around. Except for the Maxwell Museum from the Eason Eige collection. It shows a similar Goat-like figure on their website. Dated widely between 7000-200 bC.  The right figure could very well be Shijiahe culture (2400-2000 bC) described in another posting.

2 thoughts on “Neolithic animal figures

  1. Your collection is beautiful. Would be great to have a sort of ‘About’ somewhere on your website. I like the design of the site extremely much too, Very well done. And just to proof that I know what I am talking about, have a look to our collection at :-)- I know how much work your site involved! Congratulations.

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