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|Description ||Female figure sculpted from steatite. Found at Grimaldi, Italy, thought to be about 20,000 years old|
Image credit: Musée d'archéologie nationale © Photo RMN/Jean-Gilles Berizzi
Can be seen as part of the exhibition - Ice Age art: arrival of the modern mind, runnning to 26th May 2013
| What tools were used to sculpt this? |
| Steatite is a type of soft soapstone so very easy to carve with, say, flint or any stone which is fairly hard, or even bone/antler possibly.|
| Reminds me of a packet of maltesers left in the packet on the dashboard on a sunnyday!|
| Mmmm, Malteser Venus sweeties. What a good idea! She does look good enough to eat.|
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