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Angela
04-01-17, 17:39
Well, part of a mask, to be precise.

There's a link to a video about it here:
http://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-identify-6000-year-old-mask/av-36870712

Toward the end I think it gets very speculative, but it's interesting.

Angela
05-01-17, 18:10
These are some other examples of Neolithic "Spirit Masks". I find them really eerie.

http://www.ancient-origins.net/sites/default/files/Neolithic-spirit-masks-jerusalem-2.jpg

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don't like masks in general, despite their traditional use in Italy. I like to see people's faces.

They continued to make them after they developed metallurgy.
http://www.archaeotek.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Mask.316122146_std.jpg

These Neolithic funerary statues, on the other hand, despite their crudity seem familiar some how, and not frightening.

https://neolithicculturalstage.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/ain-ghazal-art.jpg