The little man of Willemstad
Been bending over this today in the Dutch Royal Museum of Antiquities, its an oak figure with a C14 age of 5300 to 5000 years before present. Its 12.5 cm high and fits in the hand. The image does no justice to seeing the object in front of you. This Fibula was another favourite.
I was expecting something from the stone age (ancient and pagan in appearance, carved from leg bone) and not a jeweled ecclesiastical golden brooch. Word etymologies often show roots that require me to uproot my preconceptions.BeantwoordenVerwijderen