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The Venus of Laugerie Basse - the Supplicant

The Venus of Laugerie Basse - the Supplicant. This venus is a tiny, broken, crudely carved statuette of reindeer antler, 44 millimetres long, depicting a faceless human bent forward as though in supplication, with arms raised as if in prayer or adoration.

Text above from Marshack (1972)



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Age: est. ~ 15 000 - 10 000 BP (?)

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Other views of the supplicant.

Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014
Source: Facsimile, Musée d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine, St-Germain-en-Laye




References

  1. Marshack, A., 1972: The Roots of Civilization: the Cognitive Beginning of Man’s First Art, Symbol and Notation, New York, McGraw-Hill

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