Vulva on bone - cave of the Placard Vilhonneur Charente.
The "Placard" cave is located near La Rochebertier on the commune of Vilhonneur (Charente).
The cave is made up of Middle Jurassic limestone from the Tardoire.
The entrance of this cave called "Le Placard" is a simple trapezoidal-shaped chamber (Length: 17 m and Width: 9 m).
Curious carved pieces were discovered in 1942 in this cave: engraved head, fishing spoon? Phallus? bone spears, enigmatic striated sticks, spatulas, anthropomorphic engravings on bone, carved half moon? pins or straight stylus and the magnificent pierced stick with Ibex head.
The original piece was made from perforated bovid bone. It is a processed bovine vertebra.
Reproduction made with a three-dimensional scanner directly from the original model. The dimensions of our reproduction are identical to those of the original.
The patina has been enriched with ossein so that the representation is as faithful as possible to the original.
The material is acrylic resin enriched with ossein to restore the ivory appearance of the bone. The patina has been studied to be as faithful as possible to the uncovered original.
Height : 16 cm (6.29").
Width: 7.2 cm (2.75").
Depth: 6 cm (2.36").
Period: Upper Palaeolithic.
Conservation: National Archaeological Museum No. 55063.
The piece is mounted on a solid oak base. This type of base allows the objects to be completely removed. In this way, they can be taken in hand and admired more easily.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
Version protected by INPI with copyright "©Le-Paléoscope", year 2016".