Anthropomorphic Idol

5500 - 3200 BCE

Museo de  Almería

Museo de Almería
Almería, Spain

Earliest Agricultural and Stock-Rearing Societies

The diverse rocks found in the mountains of the area were an invaluable source of local raw materials.

Thanks to the technique of polishing, they were able to make more resistant blades in a wider range of rocks, with which they made axes, adzes or chisels for cultura or woodwork, ornaments and symbolic objects such as idols.

Material: Alabaster
Dimensions: Length 7,40 cm; Width 2,80 cm; Thickness 1,40 cm
Provenance: Cerro de la Chinchilla, Rioja (Almeria)


  • Title: Anthropomorphic Idol
  • Date: 5500 - 3200 BCE
  • Type: Cultural item

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