Female Ivory Figurine
Around 29 000 years
Gravettian sites in southwestern France have yielded mammoth ivory figurines.
The ivory used to make the female figurine from Lespugue, in the Pyrenees, comes from the core of a compact and homogeneous tusk.
The Venus of Lespugue is represented in a way that is both realistic and abstract.
The main volumes of the breasts, belly and buttocks are perfectly integrated into the geometry of such a stylized figure.
This female representation can be considered the masterpiece of a talented Gravettian sculptor who lived 29 000 years ago.