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origin of this figurine

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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 05:47 PM
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I posted this on another forum but perhaps may this be more relevant Just wondering if anybody could help me with identifying the origin of this figurine. I thinks its either Ubaid or Sumerian not sure

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Thanks in Advance

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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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Saw it in the other link you posted. I have no idea.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
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Saw it in the other link you posted. I have no idea.


Tell me about it, it seems to be baffling to alot of folk..hopefully someone here will be able to share additional insight



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:03 PM
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A Madonna and child of sorts. The pointy head and crossed legs might even suggest that it is Hindu. Mother Yasoda and Baby Krishna?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift
A Madonna and child of sorts. The pointy head and crossed legs might even suggest that it is Hindu. Mother Yasoda and Baby Krishna?

Mother Yasoda interesting I can see where your coming from but I think this is prior to that
en.wikipedia.org...#/media/File:Krishna%27s_Foster-Mother,_Yashoda,_with_the_Infant_Krishna.jpg
Krishna Foster Mother Yashoda with the Infant Krishna. Chola period early 12th century picture has similarities


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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:19 PM
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I had looked at it in the other thread and thought it may have been a kind of household amulet www.google.ca... ent+stone+carved+household+amulets+mother+and+child&gs_l=psy-ab.12...40885.49222.0.53494.13.13.0.0.0.0.135.1236.11j2.13.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0. ...0.mJ28-rbSC64

context is king so more data might help at least point you in the right direction



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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Google Babylonian figurines. I think you will find many similarities.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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It seems similar to the Iraq ones
www.bibliotecapleyades.net...




posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:21 PM
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Ninkasi, goddess of beer. Obviously.

Seriously though, do you have some reason to believe it is very old?
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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Ninkasi, goddess of beer. Obviously.

Seriously though, do you have some reason to believe it is very old?


Yes, the reptilian child on left breast ain't that common!



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:37 PM
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So, you have no valid reason to think it is very old.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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Elements are reminiscent of a few that I can think of. Blue Shift might have been on to something with what looks like a lotus position and the shape of the head.

What can you tell us about the provenance?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
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So, you have no valid reason to think it is very old.




Okay, so perhaps you could suggest alternatives?



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:56 PM
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Phoenician maybe. The hairstyle is similar. Thats not a hat.


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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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I'm not an archeologist, but some information about its provenance might help someone who is.



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
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Elements are reminiscent of a few that I can think of. Blue Shift might have been on to something with what looks like a lotus position and the shape of the head.

What can you tell us about the provenance?


Provenance is from a a specialist Asian Antique dealer in Hastings UK. When I purchased even he had questions about it's origin.It was the reptilian characteristics and child on Left breast that caught my attention. We had our ideas but wern't 100% sure
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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:26 PM
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It's certainly Sumerian, not sure who or what it represents. Sumerian Figures



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
It's certainly Sumerian, not sure who or what it represents. Sumerian Figures

I think it represents the feminine, mother, Holy Spirit divinity concept. It had that age of Aquarius feel about it .. butagain im not sure
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posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 09:49 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Ninkasi, goddess of beer. Obviously.


It's a "Buddah-Weiser !"



posted on Oct, 5 2017 @ 11:06 PM
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I find the head to be vaguely evocative of a sheep head, with horns.

Also, since we still see a nipple well defined, and the sharpness of the line beneath the head of the infant, combined with the lack of clear definition overall, might mean it wasn't really more defined than what we see.

The details were in the painting.




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