venus "The Ochre Lady"

BALZI ROSSI

“The Ochre Lady” (ivory, 7.5 cm height) is a simple female figure with an excessive headdress and with a through hole between her breasts. It differs from other Balzi Rossi statuettes for setting rigid and almost schematic, positioned vertically, for example, similar Siberian statuettes.

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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