(06-28-2013, 05:03 PM)Octo Wrote:Quote:Previously, archaeologists found 24 gold artefacts, which are small pieces of gold foil from the Iron Age, depicting animals or humans and most likely were used as sacrifices at a sacred spring.
There's a lot of unanswered questions about the female figure. She could represent a sacrifice for fertility and perhaps even health because of her athletic appearance.
The place where golden figurines were found was probably chosen due to the presence of one or more springs.
I was thinking the shape and the 'teeth' in the back makes it look like something you'd put in your hair.
Yup, I think you nailed it!
Might also have used a tie of some sort to hold it in place?
There are grooves cut around the ankles and and a loop could certainly go under that chin?
It is only 1.7 inches long so that limits the theories. I also think the religious sacrifice idea is crap ...there is evidence that other ancient figurines are liken to toys or trinkets people carried around ...stuff that at one time was trendy.