venus "The Bust"

BALZI ROSSI

The “Bust” (blue-green clorite, height 2.9 cm) is a fragment of flat figurine, of which remains the face with faintly etched features and the upper part of the chest. Some details resemble the “Janus” statuette.
On the back a label has been preserved indicating Barma Grande as the discovery site.

Subject

Naturalistico umano

Category

Mobiliare

Raw material

Stone

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
BREUIL H., 1930, Renseignements inédits sur les circostances de trouvaille des statuette aurignaciennes des Baoussé Roussé, Atti IIPU, I, pp. 281-290.
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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