THE ART OF THE ICE AGE - EXPLORING THE DEEPER HISTORY OF ART
ICE AGE SCULPTURE: AVDEEVO FIGURINE 2
Avdeevo: Female Figurine 2
Gravettian 21,000-20,000 years old
One of ten ivory figurines found at Avdeevo, this figure has a faceless, inclined head above a slim body. Her well drawn arms curve round under slightly prominent stomach suggesting the early stages of pregnancy. The figure may have lost some fragments of ivory in the area of the breasts which are otherwise slight.