Vulva on sandstone block: Neanderthal site of Ferrassie Le Bugue Dordogne.
The Cave or Abri de la Ferrassie - a Neanderthal rock shelter.
L'abri de La Ferrassie provided skeletons of eight Neanderthal individuals, including adults, children, babies and two foetuses. Today the skeleton of La Ferrassie 1 is considered the classic example of Neanderthal anatomy. It was discovered on 17 September 1909 by R. Capitan and D. Peyrony.
A limestone block engraved with two vulvae in a sandstone block: one of the vulvae is very visible and the other is more attenuated.
The vulva is well represented in Palaeolithic art. It can be seen mainly in the form of engravings on stone, bone or ivory. The representation is, of course, well known and has become abstract to the point that it is often just an oval or a circle with a single mark in its centre or on its lower edge. Although many examples come from Europe and the Upper Palaeolithic, it is present over a long period and over a very large area, including not only Europe but also Australia.
The models are reproductions made from the original model, and are to an exact scale.
Modeled from the original in acrylic resin enriched with fine sandstone limestone to give the appearance of the stone.
The patina has been studied to be as faithful as possible to the original.
Museum: National Museum of Prehistory at Les Eyzies.
Period : 35 000 B.C.
Height: 17 cm.
Width : 12 cm.
Depth: 7 cm.
The piece is mounted on a solid oak base. This type of base allows objects to be completely removed. This way, they can be taken in hand and admired more easily.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base.
INPI protected version with copyright "©The-Paleoscope", year 2020".