Venus of Hohle Fels

May 13th, 2009 by badger

This “Venus” figurine found in Germany is impressive, being 35,000 years old and highly stylized, but it seems too much to say that it’s the “first depiction of a woman.” It’s even less clearly, “…the oldest known example of figurative art.

Venus of Tan-Tan out of Morocco is between 300,000 and 500,000 years old.

Yeah, yeah… it just barely has a human form and the Wikipedia article states that it is of indeterminate gender. Keep looking in Morocco. More will turn up, and they will be of better quality, and it will be no surprise when they are more clearly representations of the female gender.

One Response to “Venus of Hohle Fels”

  1. mars says:

    More will turn up, and they will be of better quality???

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