The above brotlaibidol came out of grave that is being called "Prince of the Nebra Sky Disk". Story at Welt.
|Brotlaibidol aus Mangolding Lkr. Regensburg (commons)|
These are called "loaf idols" and are rather small, usually made of unbaked clay in a tiny tablet format. Some appear to have been painted red and included white encrustation, similar to Beaker pottery, which may further highlight their funerary function.
There is a great question as to what these objects were for. Do they contain primitive proto-writing like the pre-Elamite tablets? Are they stamps for leather or another material? Do they record quantitative or contractual information in primitive way?
|Closeup from the Polada Culture|