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5894

The ''Thinker''. Large compact figure of a seated man. Karditsa, Thessaly, 4500-3300 BC.

This example of a Neolithic rendering of an enthroned ithyphallic male belongs to a well-known iconographic type, but is unique because of its size. It belongs to a group of figurines that continues the Middle Neolithic tradition of male statuettes with protuberant phalluses, which may be linked to a fertility cult.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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