Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scloss Hohentubingen Museum

Venus of Hohle Fels, Ice Age Mammoth Ivory Carving
Nicholas Conrad, an archeologist at the University of Tubingen, in Germany, found the small carving in a cave in 2008.  It is at least 35,000 years old and one of the oldest known examples of figurative art in the world.

Vogelherd Ivory Horse and Mammoth, Mammoth Ivory Carvings

Cross Hatching on Mammoth's Feet

The figure of the woolly mammoth is tiny, measuring just 3.7 cm long and weighing a mere 7.5 grams, and displays skilfully detailed carvings. It is unique in its slim form, pointed tail, powerful legs and dynamically arched trunk. It is decorated with six short incisions, and the soles of the pachyderm's feet show a crosshatch pattern. It is also estimated to be 35,000 years old.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

Nice way to decorate your walls. I have never done that. My effort to beautify the walls in my house was to order big-sized canvas prints from, from images of western art. I use the same angel motifs in all of the rooms painted by different painters, such as this one by very interesting English artist Stanley Spencer,