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Wednesday 13 August 2014
069 – Post scriptum
At the office, comparing material from this year excavation with materials from previous campaigns, a head of an ivory figurine collected this year found its body collected two years ago.
But more than that. Carefully analyzed, it
revealed something I have suggested before: that the eyes had inlays of small
stones (looks likes a quartz stone) fixed with a “white clay”.
In fact, the large and deep eye holes from
other figurines of the type suggested that they may have inlayed material to
give a more dramatic expression to the faces. That idea seems now to be true,
at least in some of those figurines. More detailed analyses will now be done.