Menhir Museum Prehistoric Stones - Laconi - Pictures & Images { 171 images } Created 8 Feb 2018

Pictures, images and photos of prehistoric menhir standing orthostats stones from the Menhir Museum of Pre-historic Sardinian Statues, Palazzo Aymerich, Laconi, Sardinia, Italy. The Museo della Statuaria Prehistorica in Sardegna has 40 statue menhirs, carved in trachyte, created during the late European Neolithic around 4500 and 2000 BC. The Menhirs are of three types: proto-anthropomorphic, of ogival shape and void of depictions, anthropomorphic ungendered figures, with somatic facial features, and statues-menhirs rich in details that distinguish the sex. Typically the carvings in the stone of stylised people male figure starts at the top with a long triangular nose from which 2 eyebrows arch around the top of the stone. Below this is a carving of a falling figure with head at the bottom and 2 long curved arms encircling a body above. Carvings of wedge shaped daggers can typically be found on the menhirs as well. peculation by academics have suggested that the masculine prehistoric menhir standing stones represented the ancestors or great warriors. Download pictures and images of the prehistoric menhir standing orthostats stones from the Menhir Museum of Pre-historic Sardinian Statues on line or buy as photo art prints. For Editorial use only, for advertising property rights please contact the museum

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