Malgrate IV

It is the head of a sandstone stele statue . It was probably discovered at the beginning of the last century near Malgrate (Villafranca in Lunigiana , MS ) ; before being used as an ornament for a fountain built in 1907 at Canaletto di Malgrate  the head had been kept in somebody’s cellar . It was recognized only in 1968 . It belongs to group B and dates to the Eneolithic Age ( between 3400/3300 and 2300/2000 b.C. ) . The head  is elongated at the sides and the cilindrical neck is rather powerful . The face is barely distinguishable since the date 1907 has been chipped into  it . Between the 0 and the 9 one can trace the rectangular shape of the nose . A line in relief on the neck probably represents a metal collar .
It is kept at the Pontremoli Museum , along with a copy .