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An extraordinary artefact recently discovered among a cache of burial treasures at the 3,500 year old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece: the Pylos Combat Agate – a carved sealstone less than 4cm wide featuring an astonishingly detailed depiction of two fighters clashing over the slain body of a third.

Professor Jack Davis of the University of Cincinnati (whose researchers originally unearthed the tomb) sez of it:

What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesn’t find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later.

MORE: Unearthing A Masterpiece (UC magazine)

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Helene Duffy writes:

We’re still carving our pumpkins! Here is this years Smithfield pumpkins plus a turnip.

LAST YEAR: Pumpkin Real Good

All ‘kin carvings to Broadsheet Pumpkin Challenge at broadsheet@broadsheet.ie

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Extraordinarily realistic food sculptures by Seiji Kawasaki, hand carved from blocks of wood, painted, detailed and occasionally imbued with quirky functionality, as with the chilli pepper chopstick rests.

More here.

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You’ll like John.

For the last fifty four years, the amateur woodcarver has kicked back and whittled some, to say the least. He can carve anything out of a single piece of wood, from a block to a toothpick.

Here, he casually introduces some of his extraordinary carvings – each one more impressive than the last.

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They sell for between £30 and £50, depending on the complexity of the cut.

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