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Etruscan Amber Carving of a Siren - Phoe...
Etruscan Amber Carving of a Siren Culture : Etruscan, Etruscan Period : 6th-5th century B.C. Material : Amber Dimensions : L. 7.5 cm. Price : POR Provenance : Ex- Sotheby’s Antiquities London, 8.12.1994, lot 11 Conditions : This relief is sculpted in a large triangular amber fragment. Despite some small cracks, the dark brown surface is very well preserved and all engraved details are clearly visible.
man found lived in yearRendswühren Man was found in 1871 near Kiel, Germany, and he lived sometime between 100 B.C. and 100 A.D. He was about 40-50 years old when he died. As I’ve mentioned before, bog bodies haven’t always met with the best treatment by their handlers. From Discover’s great 1997 article on bog bodies
Rendswühren Man – Germany Like Gallagh Man, Rendswühren Man was found in a bog, this time in Germany in 1871. Unfortunately, this was a person who did not die well. According to an autopsy performed on his body after its discovery, Rendswühren Man was beaten to death, which left him with a triangular hole in his skull.