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Summary

Upper Paleolithic ivory figurine.

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

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Annotation

The mammoth ivory figurine Venus of Brassempouy was discovered in the Pope's Cave in 1892. Currenty sculpture is housed in the Musée d'Archéologie Nationale at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris. The sculpture is 36.5 mm high, 22 mm deep and 19 mm wide. It was curved ca 25000 BC and belongs to the Upper Paleolithic Gravettian art.

See:

  1. Randall White, "The women of Brassempouy: A century of research and interpretation", Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 13.4, December 2006: pp. 251ff
  2. http://www.donsmaps.com/brassempouyvenus.html