Malgrate III

It is a female sandstone stele statue missing the head . It was in a house at Malgrate ( Vilalfranca in Lunigiana , MS) where it was used as a shelf and then , until 1968 , was kept in the public Library at Villafranca  . It belongs to group B and to the Eneolithic Age ( between 3400/3300 and 2300/2000 b.C. ) .  Even though usage has damaged it , the collar- bone ribbon in slight relief , the arms , the hands represented by parallel lines , the rather prominent and damaged breasts are easily recognizable .
It is kept at the Pontremoli Museum , toghether with a copy .