Lost Limbs Foundation

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Löwenmensch "lion human"

A lion-headed figure, first called the lion man (German: Löwenmensch, literally "lion human"), then the lion lady, is a mammoth ivory sculpture that is the oldest known zoomorphic (animal-shaped) sculpture in the world and one of the oldest known sculptures in general. The figurine was determined to be over 30,000 years old, associated with the archaeological Aurignacian culture (Cro magnon), and was succeeded by the Solutrean 卐