THE ART OF THE ICE AGE - EXPLORING THE DEEPER HISTORY OF ART
ICE AGE SCULPTURE: DOLNÍ VESTONICE FIGURINE 5
Dolní Vestonice: Female Figurine V
Pavlovian/Gravettian. 25,000-29,000 years old
This ivory figurine was broken in ancient times and now consists of only the lower body and legs on which traces of red ochre have been noted. Although rather flat in cross-section the stomach is indicated by incised lines on each side and a depression marks the navel. The sexual triangle is also drawn with incised lines. The thighs are open and end in points. On the back there are seven parallel, horizontal incised lines on the left side.