Vulva abri Blanchard - Castel-Merle.
Limestone block engraved with two vulvae on a sandstone limestone block: one of the vulvae is very clearly visible and the other is more attenuated.
The vulva is well represented in Paleolithic art. It is mainly seen in the form of engravings on stone, bone or ivory. The representation is of course well known and has become abstract to the extent that it is often only an oval or circle with a single mark in its centre or at its lower edge. Although many examples come from Europe and the Upper Paleolithic, it is present over a wide period and over a very large area, including not only Europe but also Australia.
The moulds are reproductions made directly from the original model, and are to exact scale.
Moulded after the original in acrylic resin enriched with fine sandstone limestone to give the stone its appearance.
The patina has been studied to be as faithful as possible to the original.
A version "to hang" or to hang on the wall is also available. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Museum: Museum of National Archaeology.
Inventory number : MAN56338
Period : 34 000 BC - Aurignacian
Height : 29 cm (11,41").
Width : 39 cm ( 15,35").
Depth: 4 cm (1,57").
The piece is mounted on a solid oak base. This type of plinth allows objects to be completely removable. They can thus be more easily taken in hand and admired.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base.
Version protected INPI by copyright "©Le-Paléoscope", year 2020".