Anthropomorphic Idol

3200 - 2800 BC.

Museo Arqueológico de Granada

Museo Arqueológico de Granada
Granada, Spain

This idol appeared in the upper levels of the inside of hut F, with a circular plan which maintained the stone base and wall structure, which no longer exists. On the inside, there was a bench placed against the wall and a hearth. This hut was part of a group which formed a fortified settlement. The main activity of this settlement, which exploited the mineral resources in the surrounding area, was linked to copper metallurgy. The idol is stylised and the upper part of the body is missing, where a hollow with a quadrangular shape is located and in which another piece which completed the male figure was positioned. With regard to its meaning, there are several hypothesis: it is considered as an artistic object with the iconography of the Copper Age or as a symbolic element which would link daily life to death.


  • Title: Anthropomorphic Idol
  • Date Created: 3200 - 2800 BC.
  • Location: Cúllar. Granada
  • Type: Ritual Elements
  • Medium: Ivory

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