“Lion Man” hybrid figure
Date ca. 40,000-28,000 BCE
Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Aurignacian
Medium Mammoth ivory
Provenance Holhenstein-Stadel (Baden Wurtemburg), Germany
Location Ulma Museum
This hybrid figure could either represent a human in animal skins, for hunting purposes, or a “shaman” that was able to connect with the spiritual world.