THE ART OF THE ICE AGE - EXPLORING THE DEEPER HISTORY OF ART
ICE AGE SCULPTURE: GAGARINO FIGURINE 1
Gagarino: Figurine 1
24,000 – 22,000 years old
Eleven female figurines made of ivory have been found on this open air site on the river Don. This example is similar in some respects to the Willendorf figure. Her faceless head, decorated to indicate a hairstyle, is inclined forward above a clear neck. The shoulders slope down and the arms curve round under the large breasts which rest on a heavily pregnant stomach above a distinct sexual triangle carved in relief. The hips are fat and the buttocks rounded. The legs are broken across the thighs. The figure is nude and has no jewellery.
Gargarino open site, near Lipetsk on the let bank of the Don, Russia.