Prehistoric statuettes of women portrayed with similar physical attributes from the Upper Palaeolithic, mostly found in Europe, but with finds as far east as Irkutsk Oblast, Siberia, extending their distribution to much of Eurasia, from the Pyrenees to Lake Baikal. Most of them date to the Gravettian period, but there are a number of early examples from the Aurignacian, including the Hohle Fels figurine, discovered in 2008, carbon dated to at least 35,000 years ago, and late examples of the Magdelanian, such as the Monruz figurine, aged about 11,000 years. The figurines were carved from soft stone (such as steatite, calcite or limestone), bone or ivory, or formed of clay and fired. The latter are among the oldest ceramics known. Virtually all are of modest size, between 4 cm and 25 cm in height. Considered to be 'portable art'; art to be held. The term 'venus' is a much later and erroneous term.