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Seró: A Place that Transmits

Fragment of a statue-menhir

The back detail of one of the stelae forming the statue-menhir, prior to the 3rd millennium BC

The back detail of one of the stelae forming the statue-menhir, prior to the 3rd millennium BC

Statue-menhirs are large decorated sculptures that depicted figured characters, fully dressed and decked out with accessories. The original sculpture of the statue-menhir was around 7 metres tall, making it the tallest in Europe.

One of the best-preserved stelae is Seró I, whose motif depicts a grid-like composition on the rear with a curved band shape crowning it. The geometric motifs are associated with a piece of clothing, perhaps a woven tunic, whereas the band might correspond to some kind of headdress, such as a diadem.

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