Reflectional/Thematic Symmetry

Reflectional symmetry is a hallmark of human agency in three-dimensional lithic iconography.  This seems to have long been instinctively required, at least thematically, in simple lithic images.  In this material the symmetry seems to be more thematic than reflectional - the same theme represented differently but quite recognizably similar.  It appears that first one side of a Figure Stone was formed with particular attention to detail, then the opposite one was cut and ground less conscientiously but displaying the same motif. 

Two sides of the same figure:

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