Venus of Mal'ta

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 Oblast, Siberia, Russia by the archeologists Zamiatmine, Sosnovskii and Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov. Until the Mal’ta find, Venus figurines were previously found only in Europe.

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Donsmaps: The Mal'ta - Buret' venuses and culture in Siberia

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Venus of Mal'ta

Venus of Mal'ta

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 Oblast, Siberia, Russia by the archeologists Zamiatmine, Sosnovskii and Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov. Until the Mal’ta find, Venus figurines were previously found only in Europe.

Wikipedia: Venus figurines of Mal'ta
Donsmaps: The Mal'ta - Buret' venuses and culture in Siberia