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The Savignano Venus

The Savignano Venus is from the north Italian plain, and is 22cm high. It is made of serpentine, and arms are indicated only, across the breasts. Found in 1925 at Savignano sul Punaro, near Modena. The figurine was buried a metre deep in alluvial deposits devoid of archaeological context. For this reason, the dating is uncertain, but most authorities include it in the Upper Paleolithic , based on stylistic comparisons with other known venus figurines.

The Savignano Venus


The Savignano Venus

This venus is from the north Italian plain, and is 22cm high. It is made of serpentine, and arms are indicated only, across the breasts. Found in 1925 at Savignano sul Punaro, near Modena
Photo: T. Powell 'Prehistoric Art'

Savignano Venus

Savignano Venus.

Age: 25 000 - 15 000 BP (?)

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2008

Source: Facsimile in the Venusium, a museum at Willendorf in Austria.


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Savignano Venus.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2008

Source: Facsimile in the Vienna Natural History Museum


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Savignano Venus.

Photo:Vincent Mourre
Date: 22 March 2006
Permission: GNU Free Documentation License
Source: Musée Pigorini de Rome


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The Savignano Venus from the side.
Source: http://www.arthistory.sbc.edu/imageswomen/savignano.html








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