That's my find of the YEAR! A figure made of bronce

Apr 4, 2015
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That's my find of the YEAR! A figure made of bronze

Hello guys, this Jan from the old continent, from Germany.

I can't believe what I have found. I think it is an awesome find.
Actually the authorities have this litte statue.
I hope to get it back as soon as possible... If i get it back, you'll see a clean figure.


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Interesting find! I would love to know more about it.

Love pics from other countries! Nice find!

Would be nice if you at least stated in your OP what you think it might be? :laughing7:

What machine, coil size, depth?

Is it from a French mantle clock? Or do you think it is Roman?

Actually I dont know nothing about this find. It is in the hands of our archeologists. It will take a few days to get it back with some more knowledge. If it is roman, the chance is high, that I never see the figure again, because they want it.

The important center of German Carnival is the Rhineland. But also in many other German regions the time before the Christian six-week Lent is celebrated very cheerfully.

Where does this tradition come from? Some people connect the carnival with ancient Mesopotamian, Greek, Egyptian, Roman, Celtic or Germanic feasts. But these were festive days to celebrate gods or the awakening of the nature in spring. What is similar are colorful parades (Rome), showers of roses (Rome), masks (Celts) and the principle of equality (Mesopotamia and Rome). But most researcher doubt in these ancient celebrations being the origin of the Christian carnival. More likely seems the start of it during the emergence of the Christian Lent. Pope Gregory the Great (590–604) decided that fasting would start on Ash Wednesday. The whole carnival event was set before the fasting and there was also the custom that the ruling class would be mocked using masks and disguises.

The „Funkengarde“ plays an important role. It’s a guard of young men wearing uniforms in eye-catching colors (to be understood as a persiflage). Besides there are dancing female guards of so called „Funkenmariechen“ (Funken Marys). Their typical outfits are composed of tricorn, a short dress in the guard’s or club’s colors, and boots. Guard dance is a special dance style characterized by march dance, ballet elements, varying pictures (diagonals, semicircles, Vs, etc.) and acrobatic (split, cartwheel, etc.). Very important is synchronism and precision.

Carnival tradition in Germany | Culture Mondial

If only it were cleaner, I might of made a stab at the ID. As it stands, I'm guessing a couple of hundreds years old rather than 2000ish. Hope I'm wrong, although like you say, if Roman kiss good bye to it.

It looks like he may be wearing on of those really tall tyrolean hats. Is it a dirndl? Like of like a tapered top hat. Searching is getting me almost nowhere because of all the shoddy oktoberfest costumes clogging everything up

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