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Upper Paleolithic, Lalinde-Gönnersdorf Venus Figurine  

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Seller: muddy-feet (2,358) 100%, Location: West Malling, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112193643058 Above: Figure looking left with large rotund belly Above: Petersfels, Magdalenian Venus’s Above: The back view of the figure, it has a magnificent white cortical Lalinde venus, it is very similar to the bone version below. Above: A carved bone Venus similar to the cortical Venus. Above: The figure looking right, white curving cortical back. Above: Although not clear in the photo, the small white cortical area on the front of the belly, appears to be another worked cortical Venus, perhaps representing a baby. For sale, from the top drawer of my personal fieldwalking collection, is this outstanding Venus figurine depicting a heavily pregnant woman. This classic Lalinde-Gönnersdorf (Petersfels) style venus figurine has been made on a flint flake (plaquette). It has a typical fat, thin look and can be viewed from all angles. As the figure is rotated it adopts a different pregnancy stage, from thin to fat and back again.The venuses back has a beautifully worked white cortical stylised Venus, a backward glancing head, rounded buttocks and pointed feet. It has a carefully worked rounded belly, on the front of the belly is another tiny venus shaped white cortical area, this perhaps represents the baby within. It has such remarkable similarities to the Continental types of Venuses found throughout Northern Europe. Britain 14,000 years ago was still a peninsular of Continental Europe, migrating animals were probably followed and hunted by the nomadic peoples of Europe. It is possible that these nomadic people rested in North Kent, perhaps to replenish their flint tool kits after following and hunting such animals as horse and reindeer. Whilst in the process of sourcing and making flint tools, they also came across these naturally occurring female looking flint nodules. It is possible that these small portable flint nodules became a prized item for the hunter gatherers.They were then taken back to their open air camps and rock shelters in the East.These figure like nodules were then reproduced on workable material such as bone, antler, sandstone and jet, only Venuses found in Wylczse, Poland are are also made on flint and are of plaquette types. Here is a link with further information on the subject, the link is the fantastic DonsMaps website. c 15,000 years before present Late Upper Palaeolithic, Magdalenian Found Northfleet, Kent. Height: 94mm Width: 6-45mm Thickness: 7mm - 25mm Weight: 63.7 grams As I have personally found each artefact in my collection, I am able to offer a money back guarantee of authenticity. The area where this nodule figurine was found has been subjected to a great deal of construction activity. This includes road and railway building, it is likely that it was disturbed through these activities, it was found in spoil from these worked sites. Provenance details is supplied with each of my artefacts. _gsrx_vers_779 (GS 7.0.4 (779)) Provenance: Provenance details supplied, Type: Figurine, Material: Flint, Colour: Natural

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