Hamburg-Wittenbergen c. 200,000 BP: Heads / r)grtskmsk

Comment: Hominid/human 'mask' scuptures are not infrequent among Later Acheulian and Middle Paleolithic sculptures, especially in the European CCC Symbolizing Tradition. This is an example of the 'grotesque mask' style, in this case a wonderfully and wildly grotesque face.

"58.1. Grotesker Kopf von Wittenbergen. Nr. 3, 18." [Height 8 cm.]

Photographer © Walther Matthes. Matthes, W. (1969). Eiszeitkunst im Nordseeraum. Otterndorf, Gr: Niederelbe-Verlag; (1964/1965). Bild 58.1.

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