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|Description ||Balaguier menhir-statue, Aveyron, France.
Female menhir-statue (0.98 m high) discovered in Puech des Lacs about 1930 by carrying out a ploughing and authenticated in 1983.
Presented at Musée Fenaille (city of Rodez).|
|What a lovely expression. Such a pity she has lost her right shoulder and legs. |
And she seems to have a seperate necklace under the more usual collars.
|In fact, there is well a large collar and below the collar in Y (it was certainly a lace of leather supporting pendeloque in bone or copper).
At the same level, there is only one breast.
Just below, the two arms with hands and fingers.
You will note also a piece of the belt which presents nice rafters (Moulin de Louat statue presents the same drawing).|
|For the collar in form of Y, it was certainly of a leather lace supporting long pendeloque dug in the center and cut in a bone or if not a kind of long copper "pearl" lengthened or a copper tube. Elements of this type were discovered in Aveyron and Tarn dolmens or caves. |
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