Fisherman almost threw back 4,200-year-old pagan statue he caught | Daily Mail Online

A figurine of a pagan god pulled out of a Siberian river by an angler has been confirmed as being ‘unique’ and around 4,200 years old.

One theory is that with its ferocious face the ancient object – from the Okunev culture – might have been a children’s toy or rattle to ward off evil spirits.

Fisherman Nikolay Tarasov, 55, made the remarkable Bronze Age ‘catch’ when he dipped his net in the Dudet River near his home in Tisul, Kemerovo region.

Source: Fisherman almost threw back 4,200-year-old pagan statue he caught | Daily Mail Online

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