Sardinia has a beautiful overabundance of symbols dotted throughout the island. There remains very little written data on the history of symbolism in Sardinia; I couldn’t find any information on this symbol, anywhere on the internet!
So, I sent the photo to a trusted friend and this is what he said “The stele was found at the foot of the pyramid or ziggurat – “Monte d’Accoddi,” the north side, in 1979. There is only an interpretation that it could be a female deity but nothing certain as to its purpose. The original is in the museum at Sassari.”
She remains a mystery, this beautiful and interesting deity.
A special thanks to Tharros.info for the trusted explanation of this symbol. 🙂
I wish there was more concrete evidence of the life the islanders lived eons ago. I wish I could step back in time and witness Sardinia’s future in the making. I wish to run with wild horses over the range of Gennargentu.
This is my response to the Weekly Travel Theme: Symbol.
- Travel theme – Symbol (jansideas.wordpress.com)
- Travel Theme: Symbol (travelicius.wordpress.com)
- Travel Theme (Symbol) (mrscarmichael.wordpress.com)
Looks a little like a picture of someone wearing a torc; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torc
I like it that she remains a mystery lady!
Very interesting -it looks like she is getting a hug.
It does, or she’s hugging herself. 😉
Very interesting and fascinating! I would like to read up on that a bit! Now you have gotten us all even more interested! Great finding always! You and your husband Have a wonderful Blessed Christmas and New Year! Can’t wait what you have in store for all of us in 2014!
Love & Hugs,
Thanks, Rosemarie. And if you find any additional information on this symbol, please let me know. 🙂
A fascinating symbol, Jennifer. 🙂
I second you on the ‘running with wild horses’ bit 🙂
Particularly marvellous on account of its being rooted so deep in local history, Jennifer.
Grazie mille. 🙂
These symbols are truly fascinating…there are many in the museum in Laconi…but i especially enjoyed seeing the menhirs in Goni in their original positions.
It is the depiction of a Canadian deity covering her ears with woolen earpads in the biting Sardinian winter
And her name is Jennifer…hahaha
HAHA. You guys, so funny. 🙂
You made me spit my tea on the computer! You’re hilarious, thanks for the laughs. 🙂