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The Venus el Rombo, or Venus de Losange, (the diamond or rhomboid shaped venus) from Grimaldi

The Losange Venus is made of green steatite. The head is pointed, with a lack of facial features. There is a groove marking the outline of the hair. The breasts are elongated and large. There are no arms. The protruding belly is circular in shape, and the venus has wide hips, and the buttocks are flattened. The vulva is open, and is shown from a gynecological perspective. The legs are tapering, and no knees are indicated. The legs finish or are broken off above the position of the feet.

Text above adapted from White et Bisson (1998)




Venus el Rombo



The Venus el Rombo, or Venus de Losange, (the diamond, or rhomboid, or lozenge shaped venus) a similar venus also found at Grimaldi.

Dimensions: 63 mm X 24 mm X 17mm.

Photo: Rev National Geographic, Especial Otoño 2000, at http://www.cuevadelapileta.org/descubrir_archivos/venuitali.html


Venus el Rombo



The Venus el Rombo, or Venus de Losange

Photo: http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CPicZ.aspx?E=2C6NU0XB1594


Venus el Rombo



The Venus el Rombo, another view.

Photo: Cohen (2003)




The Losange Venus is made of green steatite. The head is pointed, with a lack of facial features. There is a groove marking the outline of the hair. The breasts are elongated and large.

There are no arms. The protruding belly is circular in shape, and the venus has wide hips, with the buttocks flattened. The vulva is open, and is shown from a gynecological perspective. The legs are tapering, and no knees are shown. The legs finish or are broken off above the position of the feet.

Text above adapted from White et Bisson (1998)



References

  1. Bisson M, Bolduc P., 1994: "Previously Undescribed Figurines From the Grimaldi Caves." Current Anthropology, 35(4) (Aug.-Oct. 1994) : 458-468.
  2. Cohen C., 2003: La femme des origines. Images de la femme dans la préhistoire occidentale,, Paris, Belin-Herscher, 2003, 191 pages.
  3. Jennett K., 2008: "Female Figurines of the Upper Paleolithic" (2008), University Honors Program Paper 74. http://ecommons.txstate.edu/honorprog/74
  4. White, R., Bisson M., 1998: Imagerie féminine du Paléolithique : l'apport des nouvelles statuettes de Grimaldi, Gallia préhistoire. Tome 40, 1998. pp. 95-132.


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