04 May 2012

Hoard #1 of 7: human head sculpture in the round (heavy calcite leaching)

Buckeye Lake, Ohio, flint sculpture hoard #1 of 7: human head in the round. The sculpture has had significant calcite leaching since it was worked which creates a very rough, natural appearance. 

The human head form stands upright on its truncated "neck" and has a precarious looking but stable lean on the back side.



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Photo Copyright (c) Luigi Ciapparoli (ldp), All rights reserved.
Identified as a human head sculpture from Montarsolo, Corte Brugnatella PC, Italy.

The Buckeye Lake, Ohio, human head sculpture standing on a pedistal

Please compare to the photos above and below this one of a stone human head sculpture identified by rock art investigator Mr. Luigi Ciapparoli at Montarsolo, Corte Brugnatella PC. The Italian sculpture depicts a very similar "stone face mask outline" as does the Ohio sculpture. They seem to be representations of the same form or visage, not chance occurrences, but mediated by a shared cultural ideal and expressed on two continents via meme. Perhaps the shape is depicting a face with a beard or long hair on the sides.


Photo Copyright (c) Luigi Ciapparoli (ldp), All Rights reserved.
 Identified as a human head sculpture from Montarsolo, Corte Brugnatella PC, Italy.


On the back side of the Ohio human head sculpture, there is a skull form which becomes visible and disappears again as daylight shifts around the sculpture. Here's a large fixed stone version of this same type of skull form, also from rock art investigator Mr. Luigi Ciapparoli, at Montarsolo, Corte Brugnatella PC.

-kbj


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