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mammoth figurine - This 37mm long, 7.5 gram figurine, made from mammoth ivory, is some 35 000 years old. Riek at Vogelherd dig

Vogelherd Cave, Vogelherdhöhlen - Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record.

impressive Ice Age artefacts have been found in the Vogelherd Cave of the Swabian Jura, south western Germany. The tiny figurines, made from the ivory of woolly mammoths, are finely carved and dated to at least 30,000 BC.

Ivory Carvings, Swabian Jura: Vogelherd Cave Prehistoric Sculptures, Discovery, Date, Photograph

Ivory Figurine - Vogelherd Cave Germany

Archaeologists Piece Together Ancient Ice Age Artwork

A lion (or possibly a bear) figurine carved from mammoth ivory, now with refitted head. Found at Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany. 40 000 years old.

mammoth figurine-Mammoth sculpture   Photo: Ralph Frenken   Source: Original, Museum der Universität Tübingen

The figurine has split longitudinally at a zone of weakness in the mammoth ivory.

Little Lionhead, 40.000 - 35.000 b.c., Mammoth Ivory. One of the first works of art of mankind.  For the people of the Ice Age a lion was a real threat but admired as well, as this fine carved head shows. Originally this was a complete figure. Found in Germany. Landesmuseum Württemberg.

Prehistoric Mammoth Ivory Lion Figurine Head -- Circa BCE -- One of the first known works of art by humankind -- Originally this figure was complete w/ it body. Excavated in 1931 during renewed excavations at Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany.

Ivory figurines found in Vogelherd Cave

Archaeologists unearth fragment of ivory belonging to 40,000 year old animal figurine

Archaeologists unearth fragment of ivory belonging to year old animal figurine

Lion head in Ivory, Vogelherd Cave, Germany 35,000 years old

cave lion head sculpted in woolly mammoth ivory years ago. From Vogelherd Cave, Germany

Ivory Carving of Mammoth, Vogeherd cave, Germany, from about 33.000 BCE. A rare treasure of prehistoric sculpture.

Ivory Carving of Mammoth, Vogelherd cave, Germany, from about BCE. A rare treasure of prehistoric sculpture.

Vogelherd lion - superb detail

This has been identified as a sculpture of a cave Lion.but looks more hippo-like

Neolithic mammoth figurine carved out of mammoth bone and other zoomorphic figurines.

mammoth figurine-This image shows the front and rear views of the mammoth. The figurine has split longitudinally at a zone of weakness in the mammoth ivory. Six small incisions on the head are transverse to the longitudinal axis of the animal.

Stone figurine.  c.10,000 BC  Mesolithic  Levant  The natural shape of a calcite cobble has been used to represent the outline of two figures in coitus.

Ain Sakhri lovers figurine This is the oldest known sculpture of a human couple making love. The natural shape of a calcite cobble has been used to represent the outline of the lovers.

Bison sculpted from mammoth ivory. Found at Zaraysk, Russia, about 20,000 years old. Zaraysk Museum of Art and History. Side view.

Bison sculpted from mammoth ivory. Found at Zaraysk, Russia. About years old The British Museum - Ice Age art arrival of the modern mind 7 February – 26 May 2013

Ivory carving of Horse, Vogelherd cave, Germany, from about 33.000 BCE. Some of the oldest art ever found.

What I visualize of the horse carving that Ranec made for Ayla in "The Mammoth Hunters". Ivory carving of Horse, Vogelherd cave, Germany, from about BCE. Some of the oldest art ever found.

Elephant palette, Naqada II, ca. 3800-3300 B.C. Credit: The Oriental Institute.

Elephant palette, Naqada II, ca. Credit: The Oriental Institute.

The Earliest Sculpture of a Horse (Circa 30,000 BCE – 29,000 BCE) : HistoryofInformation.com

This is not a primitive sculpture!/ BCE to BCE Timeline : From Cave Paintings to the Internet This is one of the oldest carvings of man called the "wild horse "of Vogel herd Cave, Germany circa

Mammoth figurine no. 2, sandstone, from New Avdeevo. Photo: M. Gvozdover, 'Art of the Mammoth Hunters'.

Mammoth figurine no. sandstone, from New Avdeevo. Gvozdover, 'Art of the Mammoth Hunters'.

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