c. 4700-2920 BC
Overall: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)
Gift of Severance A. Millikin 1953.628
With a bovine head and four horns, this seated figurine was a powerful ritual and shamanic symbol. Drill holes above its shoulders form two interconnected perforations for suspension, suggesting that the jade was originally used as a pendant, presumably by the shaman performing the tasks of journeying to and communicating with the supernatural realms.
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