Goddess of Laussel
25,000 BCE
Limestone – 18.11″ high
Found in Abri de Cap Blanc,
Dordogne, France

Carved in bas-relief on the wall of a limestone cave, Laussel holds a bison horn with 13 notches in her right hand, while her left hand rests on her protruding belly. Some scholars speculate that the notches symbolize menstrual cycles or the moons in a year. Others believe the figure depicts pregnancy and may have served as a fertility goddess. This is supported by traces of red ochre, suggesting use for ceremonial purposes.

Musée d’Aquitaine,
Bordeaux, France


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