PREHISTORIC ART

Paleolithic Art

Head of a woman known as the "Venus of Brassempouy" Gravettian (c. 27,000 BC) Mamouth tusk
Brassempouy (Landes, Frances)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée des Antiquites nationales

Female statue known as the "Venus of Lespugue" Gravettian (c. 27,000 BC) Mamouth tusk
from Lespugue (Haute-Garonne, France)
Paris, Musée de l'Homme

Cro-Magnon cave painting from Lascaux, southern France (20,000 years ago)

Horses Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux Caves, France (c. 15,000 - 13,000 BC) paint on limestone

Bull, horses and stag Magdalenian (c. 18,000 BC) detail of painted wall
Chamber of the Bulls, Cave of Lascaux (Dordogne, France)

Bison Altamira Cave, Sandtander, Spain (c. 12,000 BC) paint on limestone

Bison Magdalenian (c. 18,000 BC) deer antler
from the cave of La Madeleine (Dordogne, France)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée des Antiquites nationales

Painted stones Mesolithic(c. 10,000 BC) stone
from Mas-d'Azil (Ariège, France)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée des Antiquites nationales

Neolithic Art

Neolithic hunters red ochre painted on rock
Séfar (Tassili-n'Ajjer, Algeria)

Funerary chambers of the burial mound known as the "Barnenez Cairn"
Finistère, France(c. 4600 BC)

Group of megaliths Stonehenge (3100-1550 BC)

Statue-Menhir The Delphic Sibyl (c. 2500 BC) sandstone
from Serre Grand (Aveyron, France)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Musée des Antiquites nationales

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014