“Lion Man” hybrid figure

“Lion Man” hybrid figure

Date ca. 40,000-28,000 BCE

Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Aurignacian

Medium Mammoth ivory

Dimensions 11″

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.