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Female statuette or "Venus" known as "the Rhombus"

REF RF004013 EAN 3336728386902

 Female statuette or "Venus" known as "the Rhombus"

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Female statuette or "Venus" known as "the Rhombus"

This female statuette or "Venus" has been discovered at the end of the 19th century in the caves of Balzi Rossi at Grimaldi in Italy, close to the Franco-Italian border. It is allotted to the Upper Palaeolithic period (around -25.000).

Worked in brown steatite, this figurine has a generous body, with exaggerated sexual characters, but a reduced head and members.

Very stylized, it evokes the femininity, the maternity and the fecundity, which were important concepts for the prehistoric groups of huntersgatherers.

Reproduction in hand patinated resin

Size
H. 11,5 cm (4,53"); W. 3 cm (1,18"); D. 3 cm (1,18") / 200 g
Base
Stone
Origin
Caves of Balzi Rossi in Grimaldi (Italy)
Excavations Louis Alexandre Julien, 1883-1895
Material of the original
Green steatite
Epoch
Upper Palaeolithic, around - 29.000/- 22.000 years
Museum
Saint-Germain-en-Laye - Musée d'Archéologie nationale
Themes
Woman, Maternity
Material
Resin
Art movement
Prehistory
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