It measures just four centimeters, but its importance is enormous. A team of archaeologists has discovered in the prehistoric site of Renancourt, in a district southwest of Amiens, the statuette of a paleolithic venus Sculpted in exceptionally well preserved stone and with its well-marked attributes.
"The volume of the buttocks, thighs and breasts are hypertrophied," said the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap) protagonist of the finding. These characteristics are framed within the artistic canon of the Gravetian culture style, which was developed in Europe between 28,000 and 22,000 BC. C, and which was intended to emphasize the feminine attributes linked to the fertility. The same happens with other famous Paleolithic Venus, such as Lespugue (Haute-Garonne), Willendorf (Austria) or the bas-relief of Laussel (Dordogne). ”
Another prominent element of the female figure, whose face is represented without lines, is the touched on the head. “He wears an amazing‘ hairstyle ’made by fine grid incisions,” adds the Inrap.
"The amazing Venus of the Upper Palaeolithic", as described by its discoverers, adds to a series of female figurines found in Renancourt, although the quality of this latest finding makes it "exceptional."
So far, up to fifteen figures from Seville have been found in this site, which has led specialists to speculate on the possibility that there was a place workshop dedicated to the production of these small artistic works.