Coil Metal Corrugation
While researching ancient design I have been fascinated with basic shapes from the Paleolithic, Neolithic, ancient Celts, pictographs and petroglyphs. Did you know that zigzag or wave pattern was the earliest symbolic motif recorded? Neanderthals used this symbol around 40,000 B.C. or earlier. This pattern was used with and on anthropomorphic, bird, fish, and phallic images and objects. The symbol was used on Near East Neolithic ceramics and in reference with the M sign mu, meaning water, in Egyptian hieroglyph and the ancient Greek letter. The coil is another early motif incorporated by early man in artistic expression..
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