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Figurine from Tangiru

Inscribed clay figurine with Old European Script signs. The startling inscriptions run over front and back. Script signs in diagonal bands are very clear. We can distinguish spirals, ?, opposed C, parallel segments, Y, triangles, <, > and other linear signs.
The idol is a headless female with raised, truncated arms. It is 9 cm. high and comes from Tangiru on the Danube (next to Giurgiu, Romania). Made at the end of the eighth millennium present times, the figurine belongs to the Neolithic Boian culture.
The Tangiru figurine has inscriptions resembling a dedication formula, the narration of epic tales or the description of a myth.


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