Groß Pampau, GR, c. 500,000 BP, Human Heads, Skulls / m)pamphead13

Comment: This head also reflects the motif noted previously, 'one-eye open, one-eye closed.' Without interpretation, I once asked an actor to look at this and tell me what he saw. He said,'one-eye open, and one-eye wounded, the tragic motif, the pain of Lear.' The figure also has a paradoxical quality, both old wise man and, especially as seen in side view, next image, a child or infant.

Photo © James Harrod. Collection James Harrod, courtesy Ursel Benekendorff. The site is documented in Benekendorff, U. (1990). From the information recorder stone to a picture book of the stone age. Archaeologische Berichten 20:14-28 and 43-65 (Elst, NL).

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