Art Through The Ages.

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Waterworn pebble resembling a human face, from Makapansgat, South Africa, ca. 3,000,000 BCE. Reddish brown jasperite, approx. 2 3/8” wide. 

Waterworn pebble resembling a human face, from Makapansgat, South Africa, ca. 3,000,000 BCE. Reddish brown jasperite, approx. 2 3/8” wide. 

Venus de Von Gagarino, Tambour, Ucarania, ca.22,000 BCE.
Volcanic rock

Venus de Von Gagarino, Tambour, Ucarania, ca.22,000 BCE.

The Venus of Hohle Fels, in a cave in Schelklingen, southern Germany, ca.40,000 - 35,000 BCE.
found in 2008 
mammoth ivory, 2.4 inches tall
archaeologist: Nicholas J. Conard 
abstract (exaggerated)
oldest known example of three-dimensional or figurative representation of humans

The Venus of Hohle Fels, in a cave in Schelklingen, southern Germany, ca.40,000 - 35,000 BCE.

Venus of Brassempouy, discovered in a cave at Brassempouy, France, ca.23,000 BCE.
mammoth ivory 
one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face & hairstyle

Venus of Brassempouy, discovered in a cave at Brassempouy, France, ca.23,000 BCE.

Bison with turned head, Madeleine, France, ca. 12,000 BCE.
constructed out of a reindeer horn

Bison with turned head, Madeleine, France, ca. 12,000 BCE.

"Chinese Horse," Lascaux, c. 15,000-13,000 BCE.

"Chinese Horse," Lascaux, c. 15,000-13,000 BCE.