Woman from Brassempouy
Date ca. 22,000 BCE
Movement Prehistoric, Upper Paleolithic, Gravettian
Dimensions height 1.5”
Provenance Grotte du Pape, Brassempuoy, France
Housed at Musée des Antiquités Nationales, Saint Germain-en-Laye
Female figurines help to suggest a matrilineal culture amongst these prehistoric peoples, especially given the fact that more depictions of women have been found, to-date, than those of men; however, their uses are still unclear.