Limited Edition Sculpture
THE 'DANCING' FIGURINE OF GALGENBURG
Cast in Solid Bronze - Limited Edition of 100
Product Code : GALFIG001
Originally carved out of amphibolite 32,000 years ago, and measuring 7.2 cms in height, this exquisite piece has now been cast in solid bronze, in a limited edition of 100. The bronze 'dancing' figurine of Galgenburg stands on a black metal pin set in a wooden base. [Overall height 15cms].
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Aurignacian 32,000 years old
One of the oldest human sculptures in the world, this figure of a nude woman dancing was found broken in eight pieces near a camp fire on an open air site. Made with great skill and artistry from an attractive pebble of blackish green amphibolite the figure is worked in relief on the front and is flat on the back. The right arm is held above the head and her breast hangs beneath. The left arm curves out from the body, shoulder slightly forward, hand resting on the thigh of the left leg which also curves outwards, knee slightly bent. The head is poised, slightly square and lacking a face. The pose suggests movement in a dance and the figurine is often called ‘Fanny’ after one of Austria’s prima ballerinas. Such movement is exceptional among early human sculptures which more often have an immobile stance. Was she enjoying herself or participating in a ritual celebration?
· Stratzing, Krems-Rehberg, Lower Austria
· Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna
· 7.2cms high; 2.7cms wide; 0.7cms thick
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