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Venus from Sireuil (France) - cast of resin

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Seller: biologus (218) 100%, Location: Brno, the Czech Republic, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172415616130 Normal 0 21 The original is about 25 000 year old. Material of original is calcit. Height of Venus is 91 mm (= ± 3 37⁄64 in).The square wooden pedestal is 45x45x30 mm (45 mm = ± 149⁄64in). Normal 0 21 Profesionaly made (resin) cast replica, scientific exact copy. This copy is really exact cast, so it has the same size and shape as its original. Amount here is for air mail shipping to the USA, inside the EU is lower. You can ask in advance. Overpaid shipping I return immediately after sending the parcel. Replicas are made as it casting allows , with maximum care, professionally, after 27-year practice , depending on the nature of the final product. The overall appearance is lead to imitation of the original look. If you feel that the replica does not match your expectations or what the item offers, please contact me and you will be refunded. You have one month full money back guarantee.From Internet: Venus of Sireuil, Roc de Cazelle, Dordogne The Venus de Sireuil was collected in 1900 in the Dordogne. It is made of calcite. Photo: Unknown Satellite map of the region, with Les Eyzies on the left, Sireuil on the right, and Roc de Cazelle, near where the venus was discovered, marked with a pink "A" Photo: Google Maps Sireuil Venus It was carved from an amber calcite pebble, and was found in the rut of a road from the Goulet de Cazelle near Sireuil village. This photo shows clearly the damage that the venus suffered before being picked up from the road. Photo: Roger Joussaume, CNRS Photo: Don Hitchcock 2014 Source: Original, Musée d'Archeologie Nationale et Domaine, St-Germain-en-Laye This is a larger than life size sculpture of the venus in the little village of Sireuil. Photo: Ralph Frenken 2015 Views of the Sireuil Venus A female figure carved in a graceful profile, arms raised, held under the breasts. The head and torso are fractured. The legs are short but massive and bent in a kneeling position. A hole made between the lower legs could perhaps be used to insert a stick to hold the statue upright, or so that it might be used as a pendant. The abdomen and buttocks are protuberant, and the back is arched. There is, between the Tursac and Sireuil venuses an undeniable kinship of style, pose and material. Photos and text adapted and translated from: Another version of the Sireuil Venus. Photo: The Sireuil Venus from a number of perspectives. Photo: Breuil et Peyrony (1930) Text below from: Breuil et Peyrony (1930) It was in 1900 that M. Prat, of Manaurie, near Les Eyzies (Dordogne), handed to one of us (D. Peyrony) the small calcite statuette which is the subject of this article. He had at picked it up at the 'Goulet Cazelle', or Cazelle Gully, Commune Sireuil, in a rut in the road just past a small quarry. The wheel of a cart loaded with large stones which he was accompanying, had pushed its head into the mud. It was thus quite fortuitous that the figurine was discovered and rescued. M. D. Peyrony gave it to Dr. Capitan, who gave it to the Museum of National Antiquities in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, to put with all its prehistoric collections. Text and photos in this section from White (2002) The Sireuil Venus The 'Venus of Sireuil' (MAN 75664), carved into an amber calcite pebble (fig. 25b) like Tursac, was found in the rut of a road from the Goulet de Cazelle near Sireuil village (Breuil et Peyrony 1930). The head was damaged as well as the upper limbs. The lower limbs terminate in 'spheres', similar to Milandes and Pataud. The back, largely natural, is arched and the abdomen is thrown forward as is the Milandes. Buttocks and thighs were highlighted by an engraved line marking the waistline and the crease between the abdomen and thighs. A few flints were found in the vicinity, including an alleged Aurignacian carinated scraper, but the dating of this sculpture is still very uncertain. Although it is much more elaborate than the statue of Milandes, there are some morphological similarities (in profile) and techniques between these two objects. The Venus of Sireuil, 90 mm high is slightly taller than that of Milandes. Microscopic analysis of the Venus de Sireuil (fig. 28, 29, 30, 31) reveals clear marks of scraping and cutting with flint. The bottom of some grooves forming the contours are V-shaped. The surface, in places, despite recent damage from the context of its discovery, shows traces of scratching, a little weathered, similar to the statue of Milandes (fig. 32). Condition: No defect - cast of resin., Material: Resin

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