The Venus of Laussel in the Musée d'Aquitaine, France

The Venus of Laussel in the Musée d’Aquitaine, France

This 18.11 inch tall bas-relief sculpture shows a naked female form holding a horn. The carving was removed from the limestone rock shelter of Marquay in the Dordogne department in south-west France. The figure dates from the Gravettian period of approximately 25,000 years ago. It was once painted with red ochre and remnants of paint are still visible on the engraving.

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