Venus of Hohle Fels

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Title: 'Venus of Hohle Fels'
Medium: Watercolour paint with wax crayon and oil pastel on Fabriano cotton paper, unframed
Size: 23 x 30.5cm
Price: NZ $200 plus postage

Information about the 'Venus of Hohle Fels'

The 2008 excavations at Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura of Southwestern Germany recovered a Female figurine (6cm high) carved from mammoth ivory from the basal Aurignacian deposit.

This figurine, which is the earliest depiction of a human, and one of the oldest known examples of figurative art world wide, was made at least 35000 years ago.

Although there has been a long history over the meaning of Palaeolithic Venuses their clear sexual attributes suggest that are a direct or indirect expression of fertility.

You can read more on the sciencedaily.com website by clicking here.


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