A Stone Plaque with Incised Motifs
Period: Iberia, ca. 3000 - 2000
Dimensions: Height: 17.5 cm
Acquired on the European Market, 1993.
The plaque, thin and irregular, is in the shape of a trapezoid. The upper surface, which is well worn, is smooth and ornamented with incisions, while the bottom is less carefully carved. The decoration seems to be limited to a geometric motif repeated two or three times without variation: a carved zigzag alternating with a reserved one. Two small suspension holes pierce the top of the plaque.
Plaques of this type, with incised decoration, are found today in the southwestern part of the
On the Iberian Bronze Age:
ALMAGRO GORBEA M.J., Los idolos del Bronce I hispano, Madrid, 1973, pp. 181-223, pl. XXX-XXXV.