Cupulas and vulvae engraved on sandstone block: Neanderthal site of Ferrassie - Le Bugue Dordogne.
The Cave or Abri de la Ferrassie - a rock shelter from the Neanderthal era.
The abri de la Ferrassie provided the 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 September 17, 1909 by R. Capitan and D. Peyrony.
The vulva is well represented in Palaeolithic art. It is mainly in the form of engravings on stone, bone or ivory. The representation is, of course, well known and has become so abstract 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 long period and over a very large area, including not only Europe but also Australia.
Moulding made by 3D scan directly on the original, in acrylic resin enriched with fine sandstone limestone to give the appearance of stone.
The dimensions and weight correspond as closely as possible to those of the original.
The patina has been studied so that the rendering is as faithful as possible to the original.
Museum: National Museum of Prehistory Les Eyzies-de-Tayac.
Height : 56 cm (22.04").
Width: 39 cm (15.35").
Depth: 6 cm (2.36").
Material : resin.
The piece is mounted on a solid oak base. This type of base allows objects to be removed completely. In this way they can be held and admired more easily.
Reproduction sold with an authentication document + its base + its reinforced transport box.
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