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Brassempouy - Limited Edition Sculpture

 
 
BRASSEMPOUY
Plaster, hand-painted with natural pigment, stainless steel & wooden base
Product Code : BPOUYHEAD004
 
Brassempouy Ice Age Sculpture Art
Sculpture inspired by the
Ice Age Brassempouy Portrait
 
Found in 1894, this beautiful portrait head of a woman is justifiably one of the most famous works of Ice Age art. Made from the core of ivory from a mammoth tusk it is an accomplished piece of sculpture. Scraped and polished in outline, the eyebrows, nose and chin are carved in relief and the pupils in the eyes are marked by little holes. The hairstyle has been created by incised horizontal and vertical lines which form a pattern of squares. This is perhaps indicative of braiding although when the figure was first discovered it was thought to be a decorative hood giving rise to the title 'Dame à la capuche'. The head is sometimes shown on a body reconstructed from a number of broken fragments but actually appears to be a complete work.
 
 
$175 plus $15 p&p
Each extra sculpture $10 p&p
 
· Age: 23,000 years old.
· Discovered: Grotte du Pape, Brassempouy, Landes, France.
· Museum: Musée des Antiquités Nationales, St Germain-en-Laye, Paris.
· Actual size: 3.65 cms high.
 
· Sculpture: Limited Edition of 250.
· Artist: Peter Lyell Robinson, Bradshaw Foundation.
· Medium: Plaster, hand-painted with natural pigment.
· Stainless steel & wooden base.
· Sculpture dimensions: 8.5 cms tall [overall 19 cms]; 4.5 cms wide; 5.5 cms thick.
 
Ice Age Sculpture Collection
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