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Sardinian bronze Capotribu, Chief of the herdsmen, 10th-7th century B.C. Such Capitribu have been variously interpreted as being the representations of a Nuragic prince, a shepherd-king, a tribal chieftain, or simply as chief of the herdsmen, which we prefer. Sardinian society at the time was aristocratic and feudal. We ignore the distinction between the local prince and the local religious leader, 24.5 cm high. George Ortiz collection

Sardinian bronze Capotribu, Chief of the herdsmen, 10th-7th century B.C. Such Capitribu have been variously interpreted as being the representations of a Nuragic prince, a shepherd-king, a tribal chieftain, or simply as chief of the herdsmen, which we prefer. Sardinian society at the time was aristocratic and feudal. We ignore the distinction between the local prince and the local religious leader, 24.5 cm high. George Ortiz collection

A Sardinian Nuragic Bronze Archer by Ancient Art, via Flickr

A Sardinian Nuragic Bronze Archer century B., allegedly from Oliena. The Nuragic civilization was a civilization of Sardinia, lasting from the Bronze Age century BC) to the century AD.

Bronze Nuragic statue, Iron Age  - The Nuragic civilization was a civilization of Sardinia, lasting from the Bronze Age (18th century BC) to the 2nd century AD. The name derives from its most characteristic monuments, the nuraghes. They consist of tower-fortresses, built starting from about 1800 BC. Today some 7,000 nuraghes dot the Sardinian landscape.

Mother and Child (bronze Nuragic statue, Cagliari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale)

Nuragic votive figurines - Nuragic Warrior    Bronzes of the Nuragic age    National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Nuragic bronze votive figurine of a Nuragic warrior (ancient Sardinia). The late Bronze Age centuries BC) saw a vast migration of the so-called sea people, described in ancient Egyptian sources.

Nuragic votive figurines - Priest-Sorcerer    Bronzes of the Nuragic age    National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Nuragic votive figurines - Priest-Sorcerer Bronzes of the Nuragic age National Archeological Museum - Cagliari (my edit: Note the magical conical hat)

An Exceptional Sardinian Nuragic Bronze "Capotribu" (Chief of the Herdsmen), a Sardinian Masterpiece 41 Anterior Siguiente Bronze, Nuragic, 10th-7th century B.C.E., allegedly from near Uta H. 24.7 cm.

An Exceptional Sardinian Nuragic Bronze "Capotribu" (Chief of the Herdsmen), a Sardinian Masterpiece 41 Anterior Siguiente Bronze, Nuragic, century B., allegedly from near Uta H.

Sardinian bronze worshipper, 8th-7th century B.C. This statuette represents a woman standing in a strictly frontal position, the skinny body is straight and shows no details, except for the small circular breasts in very low relief. The arms are spread and directed towards the viewer, the right arm is bent upwards, while the hand is open with four outstretched fingers . The left arm is slightly lowered and hand holds an offering plate filled with four object, 13.5 cm high. Private collection

Sardinian Bronze Statuette of a Nuragic Worshipper, century BCThis statuette represents a woman standing while holding an offering plate filled with four objects (two “croissants” and two.

Nuragic votive figurines - Nuragic Warrior    Bronzes of the Nuragic age    National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Nuragic votive figurines - Nuragic Warrior Bronzes of the Nuragic age National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Bronze-age Sardinian warriors / Sardinia - Nuragic Civilization (note the horned helmets)

Evidence that the ancient Romans spread based on Roman colonies in Italy

Nuragic votive figurine - "Tribal chief"    Bronzes of the Nuragic age    National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Nuragic votive figurine - "Tribal chief" Bronzes of the Nuragic age National Archeological Museum - Cagliari

Nuragic bronze priest, 9th-7th century B.C. Nuragic bronze priest, nuragic votive figure representing a priest with in the left hand an offering plate, right hand raised to salute a divinity. wears a hooded long dress, a cape and a stola with engraved decorations, on the head a conical hat, 8.6 cm high. Private collection

Nuragic bronze priest, 9th-7th century B.C. Nuragic bronze priest, nuragic votive figure representing a priest with in the left hand an offering plate, right hand raised to salute a divinity. wears a hooded long dress, a cape and a stola with engraved decorations, on the head a conical hat, 8.6 cm high. Private collection

Nuragic bronze priest, 9th-7th century B.C. Nuragic bronze priest, Sardinian bronze votive figure representing a priest with in the left hand an offering plate,  right hand raised to salute a divinity. wears a hooded long dress, a cape and a stola with engraved decorations, on the head a conical hat, 8.6 cm high. Private collection

Nuragic bronze priest, 9th-7th century B.C. Nuragic bronze priest, Sardinian bronze votive figure representing a priest with in the left hand an offering plate, right hand raised to salute a divinity. wears a hooded long dress, a cape and a stola with engraved decorations, on the head a conical hat, 8.6 cm high. Private collection

Nuragic civilization. Bronze figure of a stag. From Sardinia Region. Sassari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Giovanni Antonio Sanna (Archaeological And Ethnografic Museum)

Bronze figure of a stag. From Sardinia Region. Sassari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Giovanni Antonio Sanna (Archaeological And Ethnografic Museum)

WRESTLERS, BRONZE GROUP, HEIGHT 10.5 CM, FROM MONTE ARCOSU, UTA, SARDINIA, ITALY, NURAGIC CIVILIZATION, 8TH–5TH CENTURY BC.  Cagliari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Archaeological Museum)

WRESTLERS, BRONZE GROUP, HEIGHT 10.5 CM, FROM MONTE ARCOSU, UTA, SARDINIA, ITALY, NURAGIC CIVILIZATION, 8TH–5TH CENTURY BC. Cagliari, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Archaeological Museum)

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