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  • The Venus of Laussel is an 18.11-inch high limestone bas-relief of a nude female figure, painted with red ochre. It was carved into a large block of fallen limestone in a rock shelter (abri de Lausselfr:Abri de Cap Blanc) in the commune of Marquay, in the Dordogne department of south-western France. The carving is associated with the Gravettian Upper...

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  • The Venus of Lespugue is a Venus figurine, a statuette of a nude female figure of the Gravettian. It was discovered in 1922 in the Rideaux cave of Lespugue (Haute-Garonne) in the foothills of the Pyrenees by René de Saint-Périer. Approximately 6 inches (150 mm) tall, it is carved from tusk ivory, and was damaged during excavation. According to textile...

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  • The Venus of Petřkovice (Czech: Petřkovická venuše or Landecká venuše) is a pre-historic Venus figurine, a mineral statuette of a nude female figure. It was found within the current city limits of Ostrava (Ostrava-Petřkovice), Silesia, in the Czech Republic, by archaeologist Bohuslav Klima on 14 July 1953. It was beneath a mammoth molar at an ancient...

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  • The Venus of Moravany is a small prehistoric female figurine discovered in Slovakia. It was ploughed up sometime before 1930 by the farmer Štefan Hulman-Petrech in Podkovica near the village of Moravany nad Váhom. It is made of mammoth tusk ivory and is dated to 22,800 BCE, which places it in upper Paleolithic times. Wikipedia: Venus of Moravany Donsmaps:...

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  • The Venus of Savignano is a venus figurine made from soft greenstone (serpentine) dating back to the Upper Paleolithic, which was discovered in 1925 near Savignano sul Panaro in the Province of Modena, Italy. With 22.5 cm (8.9 in) in height, 4.8 cm (1.9 in) in width and 5.2 cm (2.0 in) in depth, and with a weight of 586.5 g (20.69 oz), it's one of the...

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  • The Venus figurines of Mal’ta (also: Malta) are several palaeolithic figurines of women found in Siberia, Russia. They consist most often of ivory. Delporte writes of 29 figurines altogether. Most of these statuettes show stylized clothes. Quite often the face is depicted. They were discovered at Mal'ta, at the Angara River, near Lake Baikal in Irkutsk...

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  • The Cave of Altamira is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and polychrome rock paintings of wild mammals and human hands. It was the first cave, in which prehistoric cave paintings were discovered. When the discovery was first made public in 1880, it led to a bitter public controversy between experts which...

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  • Bradshaw rock paintings, Bradshaw rock art, Bradshaw figures or The Bradshaws, are terms used to describe one of the two major regional traditions of rock art found in the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia. The identity of who painted these figures and the age of the art are contended within archaeology and amongst Australian rock art...

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  • Lascaux (Lascaux Caves) is the setting of a complex of caves in southwestern France famous for its Paleolithic cave paintings. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old. They primarily consist of images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. The cave contains nearly 2,000 figures,...

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  • Font-de-Gaume is a cave near Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil in the Dordogne départment of south-west France. The cave contains prehistoric polychrome cave paintings and engravings dating to the Magdalenian period. Discovered in 1901, more than 200 images have been identified in Font-de-Gaume. To date, 230 figures have been recorded in the cave, and it is...

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  • Bison Licking Insect Bite is a prehistoric carving by an unknown artist of the Upper Paleolithic, found at Abri de la Madeleine near Tursac in Dordogne, France, the type-site of the Magdalenian culture, which produced many fine small carvings in antler or bone. It is a carved and engraved fragment of a spear-thrower made of reindeer antler. It depicts the...

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  • The Swimming Reindeer is the name given to a 13,000 year old Magdalenian sculpture of two swimming reindeer conserved in the British Museum. The sculpture was made in France by an unknown artist who carved the artwork from the tip of a mammoth tusk. The sculpture was found in two pieces in 1866, but it was not until the early 20th century that Abbé Henri...

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