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Shigir peat bog, Sverdlovsk Region, the Urals

Head of a Female Elk

3rd millenium BC

Elk horn

L 19.5 cm

This head of a female elk may have decorated the handle of a ritual vessel, although some scholars maintain that it served as the terminal of a ritual staff. The surface is carefully polished, perhaps through long use. The elk is depicted in a realistic manner, the eyes, ears, quivering nostrils and typical prominent top lip all clearly delineated.

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