venus "Abrachiale"

BALZI ROSSI

“The Abrachiale” (i.e. without arms) presents clearly accentuated feminine traits, perhaps with a hole at the lower end (ivory, height 6.8 cm).
Also this statue is built on a rigid vertical form (see "The Ochre Lady") which perhaps explains the absence of arms.

Subject

Naturalistico umano

Category

Mobiliare

Raw material

Materia dura animale

Technique

Sculpture

Layer

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Chronology

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Item code

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Relative chronology
Gravettian

Gravettian culture (30-20 thousand years ago) was also characterised by a homogenous physiognomy, along the same lines as the Aurignacian. Patterns of settlement differed according to variations in the geographical areas and landscapes, naturally influencing hunting strategies, lithic productions and symbolic features (art, burials, ornamentations etc.). The homogeneity of this culture is remarkable. There were instances of regional originality, but this takes nothing away from the overall uniformity of the European Gravettian.

Gallery
Bibliography
MARTINI F., 2016, L'arte paleolitica e mesolitica in Italia, Millenni. Studi di archeologia preistorica, 12, Firenze.
MUSSI M., BOLDUC P., CINQ-MARS J., 2004, Le 15 figurine paleolitiche scoperte da Louis Alexandre Jullien ai Balzi Rossi, Origini, XXVI, pp. 7-64.

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