The Venus of Lespugue
This statuette of a woman in mammoth ivory was discovered in 1922 by R. and S. de Saint-Périer in the Grotte des Rideaux, at Lespugue in the Haute-Garonne.
Measuring 147 mm, it was broken at the time of discovery. It comes from an Upper Perigordian level (probably Perigordian V, Noailles burins), the age of which can be estimated at approximately 21 000 B.C..
This object is part of the collection belonging to the Musée de l'Homme.
Size: H. 19 L. 6,5 P. 4 cm; H. 7.48" W. 2.56" D. 1.57" - 0.7 lbs
Base : H. 4 L. 4 P. 4 cm, H. 1.57" W. 1.57" D. 1.57"
Origin: Discovered in 1922 by R. et S. de St Pirier, in the "grotte des rideaux", Lespugue (Haute Garonne, France)
Material of the original: Mammuth ivory
Epoch: Early Palaeolithic
Museum: Paris - Musée de l'Homme
Themes:Woman, Paleolithic, quaternary, magdalenian
Art movement: Prehistory