Minucciano II

A male sandstone stele statue , broken in two below the arms . It was found with other two in 1965 near the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso at Minucciano (LU) :  the top half when the road was widened and the bottom amongst the discarded rubble . It belongs to group B and therefore dates to the Eneolithic Age ( between 3400/3300 and 2300/2000 b.C. ) . it has a trapezoid body with a rectangular neck and  a semi-elliptic head . The face , which is very faint , has a U shape and is surrounded by a wide ribbon in relief that  also traces the nose . The collar bone is in relief and the arms are bent at the elbows . Below the arms there is a horizontal dagger with an elliptic-shaped blade and a handle with a semicircular knob on it . On the chest one can trace the shape of a long-handled axe .
It is kept at the Pontremoli Museum , where there is also a copy ; another copy is on the square in front of the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Soccorso at Minucciano .