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Who Knows?
Posted by: cjc
Date: April 09, 2019 03:14PM
Not sure where this was found. No clue myself and I've seen a few...back is pretty nondistinct but I do have a picture.
Family legend says it's very valuable...ya right.
cjc



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2019 03:15PM by cjc.




Re: Who Knows?
Posted by: brianc577
Date: April 09, 2019 06:10PM
The face carved in the top how big is this?

Re: Who Knows?
Posted by: cjc
Date: April 09, 2019 09:09PM
it’s 8” high, 5” wide, carved stone, weighing almost 4lbs.
kind of Mexican looking IMHO but don't know that for sure.
Regards
clive

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Re: Who Knows?
Posted by: DiggerODirt
Date: April 24, 2019 01:42AM
Fertility god figurine?


HH,

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Norse, Northern European, bronze and iron age?
Posted by: Steve(Can)
Date: May 03, 2019 11:27PM
Just a hunch, Clive, but that might be a Viking stone carving going back 1,000 years or more. Link below for comparison with the kind of stuff they were making. Old Bill Reeves used to always say on the Garrett forum, "the only way to tell treasure from trash is to dig, ha, and the only way to know for sure what or what it may not be is to get an expert opinion from a ph.d at a near by university or museum or tote it along to a visiting Antiques Road Show.

Whatever it may be, wherever it may have come from, certainly looks like a mother carrying her child, with her arm around it holding and protecting it. An ancient idol, possibly even an early depiction of the Madonna and Christ child from the conversion of the vikings to Christianity way back in the 900's AD. Do find out, clive and let us know!

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http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/EARLYART.html






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Re: Who Knows?
Posted by: cjc
Date: June 08, 2019 03:03PM
It has that look. Thanks for your reply!
cjc

Re: Who Knows?
Posted by: cjc
Date: July 17, 2019 06:47PM
think the size is under one foot in height.

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