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|Description ||The "Dame de Brassempouy". |
A female head carved from ivory, found in the Grotte du Pape near to the village of Brassempouy in 1894.
The figure is only 3.6 cm big, and is thought to be the oldest representation of a human face, dating to almost 30,000 years ago.
The figure normally resides in the St Germain-en-Laye prehistory museum, but is seen here in an exhibition of Women in Art throughout history, which I saw at the Bougon Tumuli in 2005.
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