THE ART OF THE ICE AGE - EXPLORING THE DEEPER HISTORY OF ART
ICE AGE SCULPTURE: SAVIGNANO FIGURINE
Savignano: The Tallest of known Female Figures
Age uncertain, probably 24,000 – 21,000 years old
This figurine can only be dated on stylistic grounds because it was an isolated find made by workmen. Made of steatite, it is pointed at both ends and the tallest of all the known figures. The head has a pyramidal shape with a ridge where the face should be. The shoulders are not well defined and the upper arms curve round into full breasts which are placed high. The stomach is narrow but prominent above the sexual triangle. The buttocks stick out prominently above the tapering legs.