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This is a "portrait" of a woman found in Dolní Věstonice, south of Brno, Czech Republic. Possibly the oldest known replica of a human head, it was carved from a mammoth tusk. The woman has an "awry," or deformed, face. The skeleton of a woman with just such a face, having traces of a long jaw joint inflammation, was also found at Dolní. The grave and its contents indicated a very prominent or powerful person, so there's much speculation that it's the same person, possibly a shaman or mystic.

carved mammoth tusk woman, Dolní Věstonice, Czech Republic, oldest replica of a human head

The oldest portrait of a woman ever found, dating from 26,000 years ago, carved in mammoth ivory and proving that even our early ancestors could capture the expressive nature of the human face in a style that was uniquely meaningful to them.

jtotheizzoe: The oldest portrait of a woman ever found, dated yrs ago, carved in mammoth ivory & proving that even our early ancestors could capture the expressive nature of the human face in a style that was uniquely meaningful to them

The oldest known portrait. The head of a woman, carved in ivory 26,000 years ago. It was discovered in the 20s in Dolní Věstonice, a valley in present-day Moravia that was teeming with mammoth and reindeer in the last ice age.

Ice age art: cavemen get crafty at the British Museum – in pictures

The oldest known portrait head of a woman, carved in ivory some years ago. It was discovered in the in Dolní Věstonice, a valley in present-day Moravia that was teeming with mammoth and reindeer in the last ice age.

Ancient: The oldest known portrait of a woman. The 4.8cm work is sculpted from mammoth ivory and was found at Dolní Vestonice, Moravia, in the Czech Republic, it is around 26,000 years old

Face of the 26,000-year-old woman! FIRST EVER portrait of a woman was carved into a tusk of a woolly mammoth (and it's smaller than a thumb)

Ancient: The oldest known portrait of a woman. Sculpted from mammoth ivory and found at Dolní Vestonice, Moravia, in the Czech Republic, it is around years old. Museum show comparing ancient & modern art

Natural Obsidian Buddha Pendant Necklace is Exquisitely Handcrafted and Polished by Most Skilled Masters

The Obsidian Buddha Amulet Necklace has been meticulously crafted with a vitality stone that can connect you to your soul’s purpose.

Human head mount. Hairstyle/headdress represented, with lentoid eyes but no mouth. It is possibly a sword pommel though bucket handle mount is feasible. Difficult to work out which though.

Hairstyle/headdress represented, with lentoid eyes but no mouth. It is possibly a sword pommel though bucket handle mount is feasible. Difficult to work out which though.

Earliest reference describes Christ as 'magician' - Technology & science - Science - DiscoveryNews.com | NBC News

Earliest reference describes Christ as 'magician' - Technology

ATLANTEAN GARDENS: World's Oldest Marijuana Found with Aryan Mummy

ATLANTEAN GARDENS: World's Oldest Marijuana Found with Aryan Mummy

Articulated figure, also made of mammoth ivory & around 26,000 years old. Found near Brno in the Czech Republic, was buried beside the body of a man in his 40s. "The ivory figurine has a strange spectral face," says Jill Cook, of British Museum, "while at the bottom of head, there is a little hollow that would have allowed head to rotate. Similarly, its arms could have come up & down. The legs – which are missing – probably did the same. As to its purpose? This was a puppet, the world's…

Articulated Figure of Carved Mammoth Ivory -- Circa BCE -- Discovered…

Ancient Caddo Arkansas water bottle. Caddo plainware vessel. Denoted on bottom "Caddo Troy Admire 1978 Ark. Area" Authentic ancient piece of Caddo pottery. 9.0 inches tall

Denoted on bottom "Caddo Troy Admire 1978 Ark. Area" Authentic ancient piece of Caddo pottery.

Vogelhert Cave - 35,000 year old mammoth figurine made from ivory. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found.:

Vogelherd Cave, Vogelherdhöhlen - Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record.

Mammoth. This 37 mm long, 7.5 gram figurine, made from mammoth ivory, is some 35 000 years old. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found.

firsttimeuser: “de-salva: figurine … Mammoth * This 37 mm long, gram figurine, made from mammoth ivory, is some 35 000 years old. It is one of the oldest pieces of art ever found.

Siberian Mal'ta figures differ from the female figurines of Europe in some ways. Few offer extremely exaggerated gender traits. Nearly half have some facial details. Whether this prehistoric culture was populated or merely influenced by Europeans is debated, they appear to share tools and techniques but they may have migrated from the South not the West. ca. 21,000 BCE Mal'ta Siberia Female figure carved from tusk.

BCE Mal'ta Siberia Female figure carved from tusk.very interesting and ancient shaman woman from Siberia.the tusks were huge back then.

British Celtic Sandstone Head, 100 BCE to 100 CE. The symbol of the severed human head was as important to the Celtic religion as is the cross in Christianity. It was the seat of the soul, symbolised divinity, and possessed all desirable qualities. It could remain alive after the death of the body and convey prophetic information. Celts were head-hunters and heads served as trophies whose powers would protect the fortress or home.

British Celtic Sandstone Head, 100 BCE to 100 CE. Severed head symbol, seat of the soul & possessing all desirable qualities, symbolized divinity. It was as important to the Celtic religion as is the cross in Christianity.

Bronze model of a human head Iron Age, about BC From Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England

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