Typologies of specific objects exist at Glozel:
for example; phallic, bisexual idols. These are a strong argument
for the age of this site. In fact, the witnesses to virility are
clearly shown, as in other primitive tribes, with the right part
of the scrotum lower than the left. This element in the anatomical
laws of sculpture is one common to primitive peoples; variation
from the norm is an attribute of a particular race. In fact it was
probably a dietary change which led to the development of problems
of circulation and to this reversal.
One of the masterpieces found at Glozel is a small sculpture
in the round called the "Hunter" or "Shaman". He holds
a dagger in his right hand; his feet are planted on the
belly of a dying animal.
Macrophotography reveals that he is wearing two necklaces
around his neck, one composed of the spherical
elements called "rattles" or "bolas" which have long
intrigued the archaeological community.
The man is portrayed in ritual nudity and the hanging
collar, as a mammary symbol, is a call to the primordial,
original cult of the Great Mother Goddess.
|These little "rattles" or "bolas" so intriguing
to archaeologists were in realîty meant to be worn around
©photos: A. MORLET - R. LIRIS - G. VENTOUILLAC