Venus of Brassempouy

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Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Jean-Gilles Berizzi
published on 23 August 2017

The Venus of Brassempouy is one of the earliest known realistic representations of a human face. It belongs to the Gravettian culture of Upper Palaeolithic Europe and was probably carved between c. 26,000 and c. 24,000 years ago. It was made from mammoth ivory and it currently resides in the National Archaeological Museum (Musée d'Archéologie Nationale) in France.

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Berizzi, J. (2017, August 23). Venus of Brassempouy. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7031/venus-of-brassempouy/

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Berizzi, Jean-Gilles. "Venus of Brassempouy." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 23, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7031/venus-of-brassempouy/.

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Berizzi, Jean-Gilles. "Venus of Brassempouy." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Aug 2017. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

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