Similar high-reliefs sculptures of the Big Mother.
On three sites rather far apart from each other I've noticed a similarity. It's the sacred representation of Fertility's Goddess.
One is on Cavour's Rock, the high-relief sculpture called "Pera d'la Pansa" (Belly's Stone), and clearly represents Mother Earth's pregnant belly.
Another is in Chisone's Valley just in front of the multiple cup marked stone called "Cro da Lairi" (Thief's Pit). And because of this the engraved stone-table, though is so spectacular, assume a secondary role as offering's support. Subordinate to the rock where the divinity is represented.
This one is rougher and has a strange engraved figure in it. That shape could have contained some kind of statuary enclosure now gone.
The last one is on "La Grande Roccia" (The Big Rock). The side of the Rock where the sculpture lies is in front of a sacred spring.
Again here the "message" is confused. The sculpture could have been partially destroyed and the possible statuary enclosure carried away and lost.
But still evident here (as on Chisone's Valley) the round engrave that delimit the lower part of the belly.
...and do I have to explain wich side I'm on?
I'm working for Her...of course.
Photographer's Workshop on La Grande Roccia.
Sunday 21 september I had the pleasure to guide
Advanced photography Workshop's students for some picture's sets on prehistoric's sites of Monte Beigua Park. (on "La Grande Roccia" and "Della Biscia" sites exactly).
The great Alberto Terrile is their leader and illuminated coach.
They were all very happy to visit and picture those special places. And they found the ancient engravings very interesting.
I'm proud and grateful to had the chance to be involved in such a project.
Spencer the Rover
In Yorkshire near Rotherham, he had been on his rambles
Being weary of traveling, he sat down to rest
At the foot of yonder mountain there runs a clear fountain
With bread and cold water he himself did refresh
It tasted more sweeter than the gold he had wasted
More sweeter than honey and gave more content
it's One World.
it's a labour of Love .
Swan was the totemic animal of ancient Ligurians.
In memory of Mr.Mario Fenoglio
Ispettore onorario di Archeologia.
I am a member of The International Institute of Ligurian Studies.