03 March 2008

Venus of Lespugue

©Berkay Dinçer

Venus of Lespugue

This photo is taken in the Huguenots Cave, Ardeche (France). This figurine is a reproduction.

The Venus of Lespugue is a Venus figurine, a statuette of a nude female figure from approximately 25,000 BC. It was discovered in 1922 in the Rideaux cave of Lespugue (Haute-Garonne) in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Approximately 6 inches (147 mm) tall, it is carved from tusk ivory, and was damaged during excavation.

The original Venus of Lespugue resides in France, at the Musée de L'Homme.

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